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October 12, 2021 49 mins
We've all been there: you open up TikTok for a quick fix, and suddenly, three hours have gone by. During the pandemic, we let ourselves spend even more time in the TikTok rabbit hole as a means to escape into a world of silly dances, controversial recipes, and general distraction. But what is it about TikTok that makes it seem even more addicting than other social media distractions (besides that magical algorithm)? And are our attention spans going to be broken forever? In this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Julie M. Albright, who specializes in the psychology of interactive media, to ask her all of our questions about what makes TikTok so hard to look away from and whether it's rotting our brains. Learn more about your ad-choices at See for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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