The Pros and Cons of Screen Time

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Tonight, we look at the benefits and drawbacks of all the time people spend online through two social science lenses. First, author, psychologist and journalist Susan Pinker, whose 2015 book, "The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier," brought her to The Agenda. And then according to social scientist Sherry Turkle, author of the 2016 book, "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age," who describes digital technology as "implicated in an assault on empathy that touches every aspect of our lives."

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