Dr. Chinwe’ Williams, associate professor, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Argosy University, Atlanta was recently quoted in “The Network Journal.” Dr. Williams discussed the relationship that people have with technology.
“Technology holds an important place in our modern society. However, the amount of time we spend on technology is astonishing and can impact us socially and psychologically. While technology can provide a nice escape from life stressors (e.g., Netflix binges and Instagram surfing), our attachment to technology can also breed isolation,” he said.
To disconnect, Dr. Williams recommends “taking a hike” and “nurturing important relationships. There’s nothing like real face time, specifically sharing the same space and breathing the same air as another human being.”