Makes Binge-Watching Good for You

By Ilya Lyashevsky and Melissa Cesarano, PIPs Partners and Guest Contributors

Tens of millions of people have been grappling with pandemic-related stress, depression, and anxiety, bringing into stark relief the importance of soft skills like emotional flexibility and resilience for psychological health and personal well-being. In light of this, it’s encouraging to see the emergence of an array of emotional wellness technologies that have the potential to make emotional skill training widely accessible and effective. However, one of the challenges such tech solutions face is rapid user disengagement, which leads to poor outcomes. After all, like other skills, emotional skills require consistent practice in order to see and sustain improvement.

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