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Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality

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While the Internet can enhance well-being, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating patients whose lives have been profoundly disturbed by it. Part of the danger lies in how the Internet allows us to act with exaggerated confidence, sexiness, and charisma. Aboujaoude dubs this new self our "e-personality" and argues that its traits are too potent to be confined online. Offline, too, we're becoming impatient, unfocused, and urge-driven. draws from Aboujaoude's personal and professional experience to highlight this new phenomenon. The first scrutiny of the virtual world's transformative power on our psychology, demonstrates how real life is being reconfigured in the image of a chat room, and how our identity increasingly resembles that of our avatar.

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"Instantly engaging and eminently accessible . . . . an enlightening and cautionary exploration of an increasingly intrusive aspect of modern society." --

About the Author

Elias Aboujaoude, MD, a Stanford University psychiatrist, earned an MD from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393340549
Author:
Aboujaoude, Elias
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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