Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Seven new deadly sins: 2) Iphonophilia

Iphonophilia: ‘The sin of constantly checking one's smartphone for e- mails/texts/facebook updates, while in conversation with people in the real world,’ says Jessica Tracy at the University of British Columbia. ‘I'm a big fan of these high-tech devices and how much easier they make our lives, but they certainly raise challenges for live interpersonal interactions.’

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This post is part of the Research Digest's Sin Week. Each day for Seven days we'll be posting a confession, a new sin and a way to be good. The festivities coincide with the publication of a feature-length article on the psychology behind the Seven Deadly Sins in this month's Psychologist magazine.

2 comments:

  1. Oh yeah! I am also a victim of Iphonophila. Can't just stop checking facebook or twitter updates. I recently read an article on how to restrict ourself from facebook. That really helps me.

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  2. Where's the "Like" button for this post?!

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