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In the final chapter, the focus turns to mindfulness and regulation with technology. Some strategies and heuristics are given. The book concludes with a commentary on the next generation of smartphone users.


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  • Alan J. Reid
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishCoastal Carolina UniversityConwayUSA

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