July 26, 2011
Psychologists have a growing concern with iPhone and other smartphone dependence. People are displaying behavior that shows they would rather interact with their phone, rather than other human beings. The Associated Press released an article today, which identifies these behaviors as very worrisome to many psychologists and experts. This is not just an issue for the younger generations. Teens and adults are engaging in addictive behavior with their smartphones that is causing harmful consequences. Some are minor, such as teens talking in three letter words such as LOL and BRB. Some behaviors are more destructive, such as car accidents due to texting or looking up information on smartphones.
- Does your iPhone know more about you than your: spouse, parents, friends or other important people in your life?
- Have you ever misplaced or lost your iPhone and ended up in a frenzy filled with separation anxiety?
- Does your iPhone have a name?
- Do you dress your iPhone up in various outfits of cases, sleeves and charms to make it look good?
- Do you ever pick up your iPhone and start doing something just to avoid eye contact or conversation with others?