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Professor Adam Alter discusses the addictive nature of dating apps

Excerpt from Mic -- "'Addiction always reflects an underlying psychological need that isn't met,' New York University's Adam Alter, author of the forthcoming book Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, told me in an email. 'For some people, that need is social validation; for others it's confirmation that they're attractive; and for others still it might be a sense of mastery over the environment when they feel helpless or powerless.'"

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