Are we addicted to technology? This is a fair question and many researchers have found that a high percentage of Americans are addicted to their phones. Unfortunately, this includes young, impressionable teenagers. In fact, a recent poll found 50% of young adults believe they are addicted to their mobile devices. Moreover, 80% of teens say they check their phone hourly, and 72% feel the need to respond to a text message immediately.
The Culprit: Tech Companies
If you’re scratching your head and wondering how we, as a society, got to this point, you can blame social media and gaming companies, like Facebook, Instagram, and Candy Crush. According to Adam Alter, an associate professor of marketing and psychology at New York University, our...Read Full Article