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Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Scientists Study Nomophobia—Fear of Being without a Mobile Phone

A new questionnaire will allow research into a modern phenomenon

Piercarlo Valdesolo | October 27, 2015

[...]This unfortunate incident [not finding phone where you expected it in your pocket] reveals two important aspects of what new research has called “nomophobia” (or, no-mobile-phone-phobia): (1) the feelings of anxiety or distress that some people experience when not having their phone (“I don’t know where my phone is!), and (2) the degree to which we depend on phones to complete basic tasks and to fulfill important needs such as learning, safety and staying connected to information and to others (“I’ll just get my phone to help me”). 


<more at; related links: (Are you suffering from Nomophobia? Find out here! September 5, 2015) and (Why you shouldn’t confuse ‘nomophobia’ with an actual addiction to smartphones. May 19, 2015)>

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