Living a good life?: Considering technology and pro-social behaviour

Wessel Bentley
2019 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies  
1.These are short summaries of the main points Richardson describes in his chapter. This article explores the notions of a good life as understood in religion and psychology. The markers of altruism and empathy are identified. The effect the use of social media has on brain chemistry is then explored and used in trying to answer the question as to whether technology (social media in particular) is hampering our ability to live a good life. The notions of the rise of narcissism and the decline
more » ... m and the decline in empathy are also discussed.
doi:10.4102/hts.v75i1.5557 fatcat:fzd2bwbmtrbdvekftfqepb55lq