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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 negatively affecting others.

And since you're likely to view your own phone use more positively than the other person does, this is a reminder to think about how you may be perceived by the other person before you pull out your phone.


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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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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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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 talk to your date

With dating, there is an assumption that you are on the back foot, and the other person holds all the power.

  • Pay attention to what people talk about. If your date is sharing negative information, it could be a sign they're not ready for a relationship.

How to reduce the egocentric bias

  • Develop an awareness of the egocentric bias. It will help you to understand why people act in certain ways.
  • Explore alternative viewpoints. Viewing a situation from another person's perspective can reduce the effects of the egocentric bias.

Pros And Cons Of The Bias

A belief in the morally good self can give a person hope to keep trying in poor circumstances.

Alternatively, it could be fuel for a kind of existential crisis if your life doesn’t match up to your “true self.” 

More pressure to "be yourself" or "find yourself" can add to that stress—...


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