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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How "phubbing" can sabotage your relationship - New Study

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A recent study conducted by James A. Roberts of Baylor University has revealed that "phubbing" is dangerous to a healthy relationship.  To "phub" is to snub someone in favour of a phone - specifically, a smartphone.

"Partner phubbing (Pphubbing) can be best understood as the extent to which an individual uses or is distracted by his/her cell phone while in the company of his/her relationship partner."
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Roberts conducted a study that asked 175 people in relationships questions about their partners' smartphone use and their own relationship satisfaction. The study showed that those who were getting "phubbed" reported more conflict over smartphone usage and lower satisfaction, both in relationships and in life. "We found that smartphones are real relationship downers—up there with money, sex, and kids," which also put couples through the wringer, Roberts said.
In the end, those receiving the "phubbing" were also more likely to report being depressed. This indirect connection between smartphones and reported mental state is perhaps the most significant. One way or another, the distraction of a smartphone is a fun, new way to sabotage a relationship. Isn't technology great?


2 comments:

  1. once one is with his partner especially when discussing, the best thing is to put phone on Silent. Smartphone is a great distraction

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