For millions of years, evolution has shaped our behavior — we do what we’re designed to do. Or, at least, we did. Because today’s world stresses and confuses our bodies in ways that we are simply ill-adapted for. Now, the psychologist Erik Peper says it’s time for reckoning.
Erik Peper is a professor at the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University, and an international authority on stress management, biofeedback and holistic health. He last joined us in 2018 to talk about a study that indicated a simple change in posture could impact test scores for students, and he’s back today to talk about tech stress.
His new book, with Rick Harvey and Nancy Faass, is called Tech Stress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics — and you can get it wherever you buy your books.