Table of contents:
- Benefit or harm? I
- Lack of data in psychological research 2
- How can a phone affect a couple's relationship? 3
- Way to get rid of control 4
Video: Is The Smartphone A Relationship Killer? The Impact Of Gadgets On Life
Smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets have become almost ubiquitous. In a 2013 study, scientists Tulane and Beckert found that over 90% of schoolchildren have a mobile phone. A survey of the American research center "Pew" showed that among the adult population, this figure is 92%.
The content of the article
- 1 Benefit or harm?
- 2 Lack of data in psychological research
- 3 How can a phone affect a couple's relationship?
- 4 Way to Get Rid of Control
Benefit or harm? I
Of course, a smartphone is a great invention of our time, which makes life much easier. However, one should not lose sight of the harmful effect that it can potentially have. Researcher Lopez Fernandez from the UK concluded through surveys that “using a mobile phone can be detrimental to both physical health and psycho-emotional well-being”.
Some people fear that hanging up too often on their smartphones is a kind of addiction. However, it all determines how it affects daily activities. The main signs of any addiction are rigidly delineated boundaries, negative communication, frequent conflicts, lies, provocations and other unpleasant manifestations.
Is a seemingly harmless phone capable of all this? Scientists suggest yes; however, there are currently not many studies that can prove this.
Lack of data in psychological research 2
Psychologist and researcher Javier Carbonel reviewed a number of available scientific articles describing addiction to the Internet, video games, and mobile phones. Of the three, he found that the most common subject of study was Internet addiction. As for addiction from a smartphone or phone, the number of articles devoted to this topic was only 2.2%.
How can a phone affect a couple's relationship? 3
Researcher Peter Picard from Chicago, USA, surveyed 615 teens, ages 13 to 18. It turned out that most of the "dysfunctional" adolescents every now and then were threatened by peers or representatives of other age groups. Moreover, these threats were carried out using a mobile phone.
A third of teenagers who were in a romantic relationship shared: often the other half writes them 10, 20, and even 30 messages in one hour. In these messages, their lovers try to figure out where and with whom they spend time.
Another study showed that young girls are more likely to follow their lovers using their mobile phones. At the same time, the young men unanimously agreed that their girlfriends were constantly trying to figure out how they were spending their time. Control messages were sent by girls, mainly via social media or SMS messages.
Finally, both sexes admitted to sneakily peeking into their phones at least once to view Internet history or text messages.
There are psychologists who see excessive smartphone control as the new norm in relationships. However, it is worth remembering that in a situation of control, one of the partners will always feel hurt, untrustworthy. And this will always affect the relationship in a negative way.
Way to get rid of control 4
Psychologists believe that the best way to resist constant control of a partner through the phone is to establish a relationship of trust. Assurances of honesty and safety received from a lover can remove control, psychologists say. And then the anxious partner will stop constantly trying to check the phone of the faithful or send him another batch of messages of the same content - "Where are you?"
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