Research + News | Topic: Addiction
Oct 5, 2018
‘Pocket Slot Machines’: Smartphone Apps Turn Users Into Addicts, Says Google Study
Research from two Google employees found that the “trigger, action, reward” design of popular apps has conditioned mobile phone owners to the extent that they feel “phantom” cues in which they imagine they have received a message even if the phone has not issued an alert. Read the article here.
Sep 17, 2018
The Average Child Spends Just 7 Hours A Week Outside, But More Than Twice That Playing Video Games Inside
The survey also found that 40 percent of parents have to force their children to leave the house in order to spend time outdoors. Read the article here.
Sep 6, 2018
This Is What Happens When You Take Phones Away From Teenagers
Parents are trying to limit the amount of time their teens spend on their phones, with mixed results. Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Teens’ Screen Addiction Might Be Contagious, And Parents Are Patient Zero
Kids aren’t the only ones struggling to self-regulate their screen time. Read the article here.
Aug 17, 2018
The Love-Hate Relationship Between Teens And Their Smartphones
It seems like teenagers would appreciate taking a break from their smartphones, if only they knew how. Read the article here.
Aug 13, 2018
Over Half Of Millennials Say They Waste Too Much Time On Smartphones
According to new data from YouGov Omnibus, more than a third of Americans say they couldn’t go more than a few hours without their smartphones. Read the article here.
Jul 26, 2018
One In 10 Millennials Would Rather Lose A Finger Than Give Up Their Smartphone
Many also would give up other things as well, including one of their five senses. Read the full article here.
Jul 16, 2018
Taking Away The Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems
If smartphones aren’t a direct cause of teenagers’ mental health struggles, their use might instead be a crucial way in which these struggles are expressed. This calls for a different set of solutions. Read the article here.
May 24, 2018
I Wish My Mom’s Phone Wasn’t Invented, 2nd Grader Writes In School Project
Elementary school teacher Jen Beason said four of her students told her they wished phones were never invented after giving the class a writing prompt. Read the article here.
Apr 3, 2018
You Know Who’s Really Addicted To Their Phones? The Olds
The data suggests that the ones most hooked on their devices are those graying Gen Xers. Read the article here.