StopUMTS Logo
how to get rid of moles
08/11/14Belgie: stralingsnormen
31/10/14Negen Video's: Voorlichti
19/11/14Trouw: misleidend artikel
19/11/14Risk management ragarding
16/11/1444 Reasons To Believe Cel
15/11/14Intensief telefoongebruik
13/11/14Electromagnetic hypersens
Berichten Nederland
22/11/14Valkenswaard: Scholen Sko
19/11/14Zembla: 'Ziek van je mobi
16/11/14Een nieuwe website over e
15/11/14Kleuter tablets: in Belgi
Berichten België
31/10/14Chronisch vermoeidheidssy
30/10/14Drongen weer verenigd teg
24/10/14Lege tv-kanalen in Vlaams
Berichten Internationaal
20/11/14iPad of papier?
19/11/14USA: Berkeley City Counci
17/11/14Zwitserland: Elektrochond
16/11/14‘Public Hearing on elec
Ervaringen | Appellen/oproepen
14/11/14Reacties op de oproep beh
07/11/14USA: Woman Allergic To El
30/10/14Constante piep
19/11/14Low intensity radiofreque
16/11/14Extremely low-frequency m
13/11/14Research Studies into Ele
Veel gestelde vragen
29/09/14Vakantie ? Witte zones; W
09/08/14Hoe zit het met de DECT t
Juridische informatie
21/10/14Gemeentes kunnen zendmast
18/10/14Nationale ombudsman stelt
14/10/14Letselschade: Commissie E
01/12/14Oproep voor behoud ‘wit
17/11/14Oproep tot steun: Brief v
11/11/14Lezing Elektrostress in W
25/07/14Symptoms of exposure
07/04/14WiFi op school?
Briefwisselingen | Archief: 2008, 2005
17/11/14Er was een tijd dat 's na
10/11/14ALARA principe; brief naa
29/10/14Fractievoorzitters e.d.
 Fotoalbum zendmasten
 Wetenschappelijke illustraties
USA: Gebruik mobile telefoon in verband gebracht met zelfzuchtig gedrag. Hoezo?    
Ga naar overzicht berichten in: Onderzoeken

USA: Gebruik mobile telefoon in verband gebracht met zelfzuchtig gedrag. Hoezo?
donderdag, 23 februari 2012 - Dossier: Algemeen

Bron: University of Maryland 22 febr. 2012

Cellphone Use Linked to Selfish Behavior in Smith Marketing Study

Though cellphones are usually considered devices that connect people, they may make users less socially minded, finds a recent study from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Marketing professors Anastasiya Pocheptsova and Rosellina Ferraro, with graduate student, Ajay T. Abraham, conducted a series of experiments on test groups of cellphone users. The findings appear in their working paper, The Effect of Mobile Phone Use on Prosocial Behavior.

Prosocial behavior, as defined in the study, is action intended to benefit another person or society as a whole.

The researchers found that after a short period of cellphone use the subjects were less inclined to volunteer for a community service activity when asked, compared to the control-group counterparts. The cell phone users were also less persistent in solving word problems - even though they knew their answers would translate to a monetary donation to charity.

The decreased focus on others held true even when participants were merely asked to draw a picture of their cellphones and think about how they used them.

The study involved separate sets of college student subjects - both men and women and generally in their early 20s. ''We would expect a similar pattern of effects with people from other age groups,'' said Ferraro. ''Given the increasing pervasiveness of cellphones, it does have the potential to have broad social implications.''

The authors cited previous research in explaining a root cause of their findings: ''The cellphone directly evokes feelings of connectivity to others, thereby fulfilling the basic human need to belong.'' This results in reducing one's desire to connect with others or to engage in empathic and prosocial behavior.

The study also distinguished its subjects from users of other social media -- Facebook users -- in one of the tests. The authors found that participants felt more connected to others because of their cellphones than because of their Facebook accounts, suggesting that this difference in connectedness was the underlying driver of the observed phenomenon.

Related investigation involves the authors studying the effects of using other types of technology on prosocial behavior.

For more information, contact Ferraro at 301-405-9664 or

Voor het originele bericht zie: .

Gerelateerd artikel: .

Ga terug naar het hoofdmenu
Afdrukken | Vragen | RSS | Disclaimer