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The Evolution of the Digital You

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Join us for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Elias Aboujaoude on the profound impact of online communications technology on our mental health, from dating apps to social media. 

Dr. Aboujaoude, a clinical professor at Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry, will delve into how our sense of self, connections with others, and digital interactions can reshape brain function. He is the author of several books on this topic, including Mental Health in the Digital Age, and Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality. His most recent book, A Leader’s Destiny, updates his thinking on developments such as cyber-bullying, living in a post-privacy world, and parenting around digital health issues.

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Gerald Harris & Hugh Leeman

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Wed, Aug 14 / 6:00 PM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Dr. Elias Aboujaoude

Clinical Professor, Researcher and Writer, Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry; Chief of the Anxiety Disorders Section and Director of the OCD Clinic; Runs the Program in Internet, Health and Society, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

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Gerald Anthony Harris

President, Quantum Planning Group; Chair, Technology & Society Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator


5:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
6–7 p.m. program
(all times Pacific Time)


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$54 members with a book