Teaching Techniques

Nomophobia: The Fear of Being Without a Mobile Phone

  • Published19 Sep 2019
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The ubiquity of smartphones has created a new problem for today’s students: nomophobia, the irrational fear of being without one’s mobile phone. Research psychologist Larry Rosen explains how even light phone users feel anxious when they’re unable to use their mobile devices.

This video is part of the webinar, “Our Students Face an Attention Crisis: Understanding Their Distracted Minds.” See the entire talk here.

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