Cell Phone Addiction – Ingredients of Behavioral Addiction: Cliffhangers

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So I’ve fallen a little behind in my reading (and my blogging) lately. Sorry about that…

But do I really need to write about cliffhangers? Seriously: who hasn’t experienced the addiction created by a good cliffhanger??? “Who shot JR?” introduced us all to the addictive power of the cliffhanger, and the last 30 years have simply allowed us to refine this power and discover new ways to capitalize on it’s ability to control people.

So here is what I am going to do instead: I’m going to jump ahead to Part 3, The Future of Behavioral Addiction (and Some Solutions). I will utilize that part of the text to wrap up the year on my blog, and I’ll try to provide some solutions for us all as we head into the summer months.



Alter, Adam. (2018). Irresistible The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. Penguin Group USA.