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We Keep Checking Our Phones While Socializing: Key Points

We Keep Checking Our Phones While Socializing: Key Points

  • Most people perceive phone-snubbing as harmful but continue to do it.
  • We tend to think our own phone use during an interaction affects others less than their phone use affects us.
  • People attribute more positive motives to their own phone use than to others' use.


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The Downside of Phubbing

The Downside of Phubbing

Research on phubbing suggests that the negative attitude many people have toward this behavior is justified.

People tend to 


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Reason Phubbing Keeps Happening

Reason Phubbing Keeps Happening

  • Positive personal reasons: Finding the phone use more enjoyable or interesting than the interaction with the other person, or using the phone for something important or time sensitive.
  • Positive social reasons: Showing the other person something on th...


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Phubbing(Phone Snubbing) And The Lure Of Distraction

Phubbing(Phone Snubbing) And The Lure Of Distraction

People often complain when others are distracted by cell phones — spouses not fully listening to each other because they keep glancing at their phones, a couple on a dinner date at a restaurant with their phones on the table, friends hanging out together all immersed in their phones. Yet despite ...


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How to Avoid the Bias

Recognizing that we have this bias may help us avoid it. Research suggests that making yourself more aware of this bias and considering how it may be operating when you're using your phone can help you to see how your phone use may be...


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How Do We See Others?

How Do We See Others?

People attribute positive traits to the true self, and negative traits to something else. And while we usually think about ourselves differently than others, we think that other people’s true selves are morally good too.

Why we focus on our own perspective

People tend to exaggerate their role in a situation, but the exaggeration is not limited to egocentric individuals. Psychologists are discovering that a somewhat skewed view of reality is a universal trait that affects all people.

The reason we suffer from this cognitive bias is apparent: ...

Checking your phone is contagious

Checking your phone is contagious

A 2021 study suggests the same psychological phenomenon that makes yawns contagious also affects people to check their smartphones.

We subconsciously follow the norms imposed on us by people around us and match our actions with theirs, known as the chameleon effect...

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