Social Media and the Brain

Our minds and bodies keep us safe and healthy, but also have vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Persuasive technology taps into those vulnerabilities, pushing us to keep clicking, scrolling, and engaging.

In this issue guide, you’ll learn:

  • How our mind and body have natural vulnerabilities
  • How persuasive technologies take advantage of those limitations
  • The impact of persuasive technologies on our mental health

By understanding how persuasive technology takes advantage of our vulnerabilities, you’ll see how social media companies neglect their responsibility to care for our well-being.

Provided ByCenter for Humane Technology
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Learning opportunity typeOER
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