9 Sep 2018

Smartphones as security blankets: John Hunter

From Sunday Morning, 10:48 am on 9 September 2018

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, discovered that the mere presence of a cellphone can have a soothing effect in social situations. The lead author of the study, John Hunter, found that participants in their research who simply had their phone with them without using it were calmer than others who either did not. John Hunter explains that the results were a surprise to the researchers.