The Impact Of Technology On Worrying, Behavior & Happiness

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This important program shares with teachable, “pay it forward” insight the impact of technology on behavior and happiness. As such it is highly relevant to educators, administrators, staff, parents, and students.

We open by covering life skill principles tied to understanding worry dynamics, as well as and worry’s direct impact on happiness and positive life balance. We overlay that insight across the modern landscape of rapid behavioral change shaped by technology’s growing reliance and explain how those changes impact time choice decision-­making.

With digital influence relentless permeation increasing across expanding aspects of daily life, so too come negative behavioral influences such as overt reliance, emotional need, chronic dependence, craved immediacy, impatience, self-­absorption, shorter attention spans, and an alarming rise in digital addiction.

The dominoes of digitally propelled behavioral change topple way beyond campus borders. The national mood is unsettled, with millions growing increasingly restless, impatient, and frustrated. Emotional outbursts paint our chosen canvases of daily news, as “voice of one” communicators freely share their views wide and deep in a world besieged by knee-­jerk reactions through apps and voices that chew up and spit out facts, lies, and opinions. While screen size is shrinking, engagements are steadily expanding, as are daily minutes of engagement. This is the goal of technology providers: more captive screen time.

With an ever-­increasing number of portals mushrooming billions into the self-­immersed world of social media, life’s megaphone of opinionated goodness and badness shape how individuals think, feel and act. Contributors continue to expand globally by the millions, with some of their influence coming via tragic ripples of anger, withdrawal, depression, and suicide. With dramatically accelerated 5G speeds a decade away from becoming the global communication norm, the frequency and velocity of digital social engagements will relentlessly escalate.

Educators inherit increasingly crowded heads and are challenged with fighting for mindshare with shortening attention spans. Far too many students arrive with insufficient coping and resilience skills, some tied to digital addiction. Parents are partially to blame, but parents have parallel digital abuse and addiction issues, many of which tie directly back to their own behavioral shackles of digital dependence.

The problems tied to digital engagement are many, the causes and remedies vital to understand. This program explains how these engagements shape—for better and worse—time choice decision-­making, and why technology’s expanding influence on behavioral change is causing so many emotional and behavioral problems on campus and off.

We also share instantly doable recommendations to help coach and protect those you care about.

I.    Worry Circle® Fundamentals

  • Why we worry and how the mind processes the three types and eight categories of worry
  • How worry influences behavioral decision-­making and time choice decision-­making
  • How to immediately better manage what we choose to worry about and avoid reverting into bad worry habits

II.    The Impact of Technology on Behavior & Happiness

  • Technology: Where we were (a quick baseline-­setter tied back to 2008)
  • The four Time Choice categories our daily behaviors fall into
  • Where we are today: What we do more of, what we do less of. (note:
  • This utilizes a private exercise where participants identify multiple ways in which technology has change their own behaviors)
  • How those personally identified behavioral changes—things the participants do more frequently and less frequently—directly impact
  • 5-­‐step Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and an individual’s personal pursuit of happiness and fulfillment
  • Where we are headed: Technology’s next tidal wave, which looms on the horizon
  • What to do today to guard against, explain, and teach issues of digital addiction, negative behavioral spirals, and getting back to and maintaining a more positive emotional balance. (note: There are three different perspectives to be aware of here: Faculty and staff, parents, and students)
  • Administration
  • Enrollment Management
  • Faculty
  • Human Resources
  • Online Learning
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Counseling & anyone who deals with parents
  • IT departments & Students
“The  more  we  invent  to  simplify  our  lives  the  more  complicated  they  become.  There  is  a  mindful  art  to  behavioral   discipline.  Use  your  tools  .  .  .  never  let  them  use  you.”  
Photo of webinar speaker Ted Simendinger.

Ted Simendinger is a an upbeat and popular speaker and guest who has appeared on major TV networks from coast to coast and 4,500+ radio stations worldwide. He has taught, coached, and lectured at universities, corporations, consulting companies, and professional training organizations in 40+ countries on six continents. A life skills expert, Ted is the author of 13 books plus four screenplays optioned for motion picture development.

Ted’s interest and research in the field of Worry date back to 1984. His popular book Managing the Worry Circle is based upon his fact-­‐based research findings from more than 3,000 people kind enough to participate. Ted has taught the Worry Circle and helped change lives all around the world. The Impact of Technology on Behavior & Happiness builds upon that foundation and is designed to explain why the world’s heads seem to be down more than up.

In 2010 Ted was honored as one of Jacksonville University’s “75 Distinguished Dolphins,” an award bestowed in conjunction with the school’s 75th anniversary. Recipients were deemed to have added value to the school brand while demonstrating a high level of professional success and personal integrity. He is a frequent returning guest lecturer with the English and Business Schools.

A prolific behavioral researcher, Ted’s latest book, The Impact of Technology on Behavior & Happiness, is a topic he taught in conjunction with Managing the Worry Circle at prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Media Lab, the graduate school that produces many of our next generation computer-­‐centric visionaries and leaders. Ted’s interest in the topic grew from his global observations in the classroom and out. His research—which involved more than a thousand invested hours—has enabled his insight in this thought-­‐provoking area of mindful behavior a popular discussion topic worldwide.

For more information about Ted and his various projects, visit For more information on The Impact of Technology on Behavior & Happiness, visit:­‐impact-­‐of-­‐technology-­‐ on-­‐behavior-­‐happiness/overview/.

A longtime professional humor writer who lost a standup competition to comedy superstar Dave Chappelle when Chappelle was 14, Ted resides in Denver. His hobbies include reading, writing, fishing, losing golf balls, and feeding hummingbirds and honeybees during the summer. He is also founder and chairman of the No Bats Baseball Club, a charity organization he began in 1991 that has since raised and donated $1.6+ million for a wide variety of wonderful 501-­‐c-­‐3 charities. For more on the club, visit

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