Module 5 See attached The High price of Multitasking “The high price of multi-tasking” by Daniel T. Willingham seeks to educate readers on the importance o
The High price of Multitasking “The high price of multi-tasking” by Daniel T. Willingham seeks to educate readers on the importance of evaluating the consequences of multi-tasking by paying attention to how little or how much they concentrate. Willingham asserts that people often multitask because of the perceived benefits. Individuals need to self-regulate especially in cases where multitasking is unwise, like using the phone while driving. The cost of mental rules and shuffling goals is harmless when individuals have a predictable downturn in switching between tasks. Switching between seemingly, easy tasks often affect performance “when on phone they drive slower and increase their following distance” (Willingham). Willingham provides an example of a classical experiment where a change in classification task often resulted in the subjects responding 20% slower as the mind adjust to the change between events. Therefore, while we choose to multi-task, we should be aware that the process affects us as well as other involved parties. Willingham addresses individuals of all ages from students to adults who at some point
have to multitask between two tasks. The author is likely to face potential challenges from the readers who will have opposing views on multitasking as they are used to using their mobile devices while engaging in other tasks without realizing the detriments. People are used to multitasking because they see no harm while claiming that it is for efficiency, keeping up with social media, and fighting boredom. Willingham asserts that people will always multitask, but urges readers to pay attention to the impacts of the practice. References Willingham, T. (2019, Jul. 15). The high price of multitasking. The New York Times.