Research + News | Topic: Addiction
May 15, 2019
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents
One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.
Apr 23, 2019
Teens Don’t Seem To Grow Out Of Problematic Cell Phone Use
Some teenagers develop a craving to use a cell phone during inappropriate times, and new research suggests it is not something that is likely to change as they become young adults. Read the article here.
Mar 28, 2019
Parents Are Losing Their Kids To Video Games
From the Growing Leaders blog:
“A recent article on the Fortnite epidemic found that alarmed doctors are now treating Fortnite-obsessed kids for mental and physical health problems; including everything from “carpal tunnel to sedentary obesity.” Dr. Kate Roberts, a psychologist from Wenham, Massachusetts found that the most disturbing part of the addictive trend is how it changes young kids’ behavior.”
Read the rest of the blog post here.
Mar 13, 2019
I Ditched My Phone, Moved To Nepal, And It Changed My Life
Culture shock can be an instigator of change. Read the blog post here.
Mar 13, 2019
Less Tech = Fewer Regrets
“In a tech-ubiquitous world, I fear our reality is becoming more ‘tech’ and less ‘world.'” But how do you fight that? Read the rest of the article here.
Feb 20, 2019
Study Looks At Whether Teens Are Getting High On Social Media
In a groundbreaking study, a University of California San Diego psychiatrist is investigating whether social media affects the adolescent brain in the same way as cannabis. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness
The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks. Read the rest of the article here.
Nov 7, 2018
Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine’ For Babies’ Developing Brains
Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.” Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2018
Teens And Their Smartphones: Too Much Of A Not-Always-Good Thing?
Many teens regard their cohort’s smartphone usage as an ‘addiction.’ Read the rest of the article here.
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.