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College Students VS Netflix Addiction

NETFLIX College Students vs. Netflix Addiction Netflix has been around since 1997 and more than 29 million people have registered for the online streaming since then. College students take up a large percentage of Netflix subscribers. A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS 9/10 18-29 year olds most commonly binge-watch American college Watching more than 3 STUDENTS use Netflix episodes in a row is considered binge-watching 17% 71% 12% 68% of students binge-watch shows on 12% - <2 hours per week Netflix while 11% 10 million people use 71% - 2-10 hours per week binge-watch TV their friends' passwords. 17% - > 10 hours per week marathons TOP 5 COLLEGES WHERE STUDENTS WATCH NETFLIX THE MOST 1. Rutgers University 2. University Of Minnesota 3. Arizona State University 4. UC Santa Barbara University 5. Michigan State University SCIENCE TO WHY NETFLIX IS SO IRRESISTIBLE CLIFFHANGERS ACTIVATE STRESS Each episode ends with a cliffhanger. When faced with the stress of not knowing what is going to happen next, the body produces CRH, the stress-activating hormone. This causes the body to remain alert, we are not so tired any more and can watch another episode. FINISHED ANOTHER EPISODE? CHECK! Netflix is designed as a checklist for a reason. Finishing a number of episodes, or even a whole series allows us to feel as if we have completed a task, which causes a surge of dopamine release in our brains. This dopamine then motivates us to keep watching more. WHERE DID ALL THE HOURS GO? We usually process time in portions of 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Shows on Netflix are about 40 minutes or 20 minutes, which doesn't fit into our designated time chunks. So if you decide to watch 1 hour of Netflix, you'll stop in the middle of an episode. Who watches half of a show on Netflix? NETFLIX BRINGS HAPPINESS! Recent studies have found that bright lights can increase levels of serotonin in our brains which contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness. So not only is the light from your screen keeping you awake so you can watch more, but it's also providing you with feelings of happiness. LIFE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS GOOD GRADES GOOD GRADES NETFLIX CHOOSE TWO CHOOSE TWO SOCIAL LIFE ENOUGH SLEEP SOCIAL LIFE ENOUGH SLEEP HOW TO BREAK UP WITH NETFLIX ADDICTION STOP THE EPISODE THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WAY IN Shows are often written to have a lull in the plot about three-quarters of the way through, right before the more dramatic ending in the last minutes. Stop your current episode with 10-15 minutes remaining and pick it back up during your next Netflix viewing. Then, repeat. TURN OFF THE AUTO-PLAY FEATURE This simple change in settings will disrupt the constant playing of episode after episode. The fact that you'll have to manually select the next episode will be an extra barrier to binge-watching. TAKE A MOMENT BEFORE DECIDING TO WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE Postponing the onset of the decision process by as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds enables the brain to focus attention on the most relevant information and block out irrelevant distractors. Since your auto-play is turned off, you'll have more time to decide if another episode is a good idea. SET A TIMER TO TURN WIFI OFF If you set your WiFi to turn off between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., you eliminate the chances of getting distracted by Netflix or any other Internet phenomenon, and you'll have nothing else to do besides go to bed. NOW THAT YOU HAVE LIMITED THE TIME SPENT ON WATCHING NETFLIX, YOU CAN WORK ON IMPROVING YOUR GRADES, GIVE YOUR FRIENDS A CALL, TAKE UP A SPORT AND FINALLY GET GOOD NIGHT SLEEP! ESSAYTIGERS Sources: http://www.dailytoreador.com/lavida/expert-analyzes-students-netflix-usage/article_0dfc194a-5 412-11e4-9415-001a4bcf6878.html http://college.usatoday.com/2013/07/12/college-students-netflix-and-the-common-practice-of-p assword-sharing/ http://www.universityprimetime.com/top-colleges-where-students-netflix-and-chill-the-most/ https://sites.psu.edu/siowfa15/2015/11/20/netflixs-effects/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-franssen/the-netflix-addiction_b_8473094.html http://national.deseretnews.com/article/2549/how-to-break-up-with-your-netflix-addiction.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/rational-decision-making-strategies_n_5474861.html %3D

College Students VS Netflix Addiction

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9 out of 10 college students today binge-watch shows on Netflix. This means they watch more than 3 episodes in a row. Many complain that Netflix gets in the way of their studies and socializing. But a...

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