Imagine my surprise when I heard of a great book I wanted to feature on SelfWork – and then discovered its author lived in my own hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas! That book is You Are What You Click and its author is Dr. Brian Primack, internationally acclaimed expert on the relationships among media, technology, and health. He holds a master’s in education from Harvard (with a focus on adolescent development, psychology, and education), an M.D. from Emory, and finally a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Those credentials might seem to be enough, but he’s also an internationally acclaimed expert on the relationship between media, technology, and health.

It turns out for example that Dr. Primack’s most recent research has found that there is a direct link between the amount of time you spend on social media and your level of depression. And we’re lucky enough to have him right here at the University of Arkansas, as he’s now Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions. So I present him and his work to you today. On top of all that, he’s light-hearted and engaging to listen to, as you can hear the passion for what his research is uncovering and how we all can govern how social media is affecting us – not the other way around.

So, in this episode of SelfWork, sponsored by Athletic Greens or AG1, you can learn what social media’s influence is on you and your mental health.

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My book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression is available and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

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