Just Disconnect

Just Disconnect

It might finally be time for you to put your cellphone down.Photo: Shutterstock.

As the World Turns: Learning to Enjoy Times of Rapid Change

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
How can we stay centered when events around us are constantly shifting?

Can Less Time on Facebook Increase Your Happiness? Yes!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The emotional price of comparing with others on Facebook

How Texting Can Improve or Ruin Your Relationship Happiness

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Can texting improve or ruin your relationship happiness?

Watching TV Before Sleep Is A (Sleep) Losing Strategy

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
New research suggests that watching TV makes you fall asleep later

Why Are Public Cell Phone Users So Annoying?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Those public cell phone users and why they bother us so much

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

By Ira Hyman Ph.D.
Is it cell phone addiction or normal social interaction?

Texting and the Culture of Drama (Queens and Kings)

By Peg Streep
Is the new generation self-absorbed or merely bored?

Distraction and Happiness

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Being fully present

Too Much TV May Make Your Child Anti-Social

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Childhood television viewing linked to anti-social behavior in adulthood

Internet Addiction, Sleep Deprivation, or ADHD?

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
The discontents of today’s teenagers

Reasons Cell Phone Usage Reduces Happiness

By Steve Baskin
Studies link frequent cell phone use to reduced happiness - here are reasons why

New Limits for Child Screen Time: Two Hours or Too Naïve?

By David Rettew M.D.
Your pediatrician may have some tough recommendations for you.

Connection Overload! 5 Fallacies that Fuel Our Addiction to Technology and Increase Stress

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
How technology impacts our productivity, performance, and relationships.

How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A college student observes how tech interruptions thwart relationships.

Giving Children Power over Technology

By Steve Baskin
Helping reduce excessive technological usage.

The Importance of Silence in a Noisy World

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
How to foster self-reflection in young people.

The Door-Hold Experiment: Communication in the Digital Age

By Greg Dillon M.D.
Non-verbal anticipation, communication, and navigation

Is Texting Stressing You Out?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Keep the social strains of social messaging from getting to you with 5 easy tips

Now We Know Whether Facebook Is Making Us Lonely

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The truth about Facebook status updates

Down with Cell Phones: Julia Glass Daydreams Her Novels

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
How does Julia Glass write? She daydreams. Alone.

Excess Cell Phone Usage Reduces Happiness

By Steve Baskin
This article describes evidence that excess technology usage reduces happiness.