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Dependence on the smartphone: interesting facts

Greetings to regular and new readers! In the article “Dependence on the smartphone: interesting facts and videos” useful information on this topic. Tips to get rid of smartphone addiction.

What is nomophobia
Nomophobia (eng. Nomophobia, from no mobile-phone phobia). It is a fear (phobia) to remain without a mobile phone or to be far away from it.

Friends, how many times a day do you check your phone? According to the survey, a typical American checks a smartphone every 6.5 minutes. Young people feel their devotion to their own gadgets especially acutely. This dependence on the smartphone (nomophobia). Fear (phobia) to remain without a mobile phone.

53% of those surveyed 15-30 years of age reported that they would rather give up their own taste buds than a smartphone. These data strongly suggest that many of them may be dependent on their phones.

Dependence on the smartphone: interesting facts and videos

The fact that 80 to 90% of people use their phones while driving a vehicle causes 6,000 deaths and several billion dollars in damages annually. This is a vivid example of the fact that the problem is quite substantial.

University professors also consider the smartphone as the main reason for distracting students from classes.

There are studies that state that certain personality types are more prone to addictions. On this basis, you can analyze and dependence on modern phones.

Stunning level of hobbies
Scientists have gone a little further into the degree of people’s fascination with smartphones. They conducted a study, the task of which was to determine the amount of time that young people devote to their phones. It turned out that students spend on average 8 hours and 48 minutes to view information on their phones. per day.

This number complements a number of other findings that suggest excessive passion. Researches show:

79% of us, already within 15 minutes after a night’s sleep, reach for their phone.
68% keeps it under the pillow.
67% check the phone, even when there are no calls.
46% admit that they absolutely cannot live without their iPhones.
Dependence on the smartphone: interesting facts and videos

However, there is still a category of people who are less likely to become addicted to phones. They rarely use them or are completely alien to them.

They are at the other end of the spectrum from people who have lost control over the use of telephones and who show some of the classic signs of dependence (euphoria, aggression, conflict).

To find out what people are prone to smartphone addiction, scientists have recently conducted a survey. He had to figure out people with what personality traits are more prone to dependence on smartphones.

Scientists analyzed a group of 347 average students and determined which personal qualities of the respondents more often lead to such a disorder. They also drew attention to the degree of impulsivity of each of the subjects.

Symbol of status and “hi-tech nipple”
The results of the study allowed scientists to better understand the role that certain traits of a person’s character play in the gradual development of his smartphone addiction. Immediately, it became clear that high impulsiveness and low concentration of attention are directly dependent on the smartphone.

The study showed that the average concentration of attention for an ordinary person nowadays is 8.25 seconds – even shorter than the 9-second attention of Carassius Auratus (goldfish).

Almost four seconds less than the average concentration of attention in humans, detected 15 years ago (then it was 12 seconds).

“Feeling connected”
If we talk about personality traits, then three of them really affect the likelihood that you may develop a dependence on your cellular device.

Emotional instability. Temperamental people are more dependent on their smartphones than their stable partners.

It turns out that these people with the help of smartphones are looking for things that can calm and distract them. Continuous checking of messages or scrolling news feeds help in this, playing the role of the so-called “high-tech nipples.”

Extroverts who seek to be in the center of events and be associated with a large number of people around them are more likely to be dependent on their smartphones than introverts. Scientists have discovered that the “sense of connection” is the most important emotional aspect of using a smartphone.

Materialistic students were heavily dependent on their gadgets. This may seem strange, although given the main trends, modern phones now play an important role in the lives of young people. Therefore, this conclusion can be considered a pattern.

Young people constantly use their mobile phones in public places, demonstrating the brand and features of their iPhone. In their opinion, this tells the world a lot about who they are.

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