Kathleen M. Cumiskey

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Does observing public mobile phone use (PMPU) change the social meaning of face-to-face interaction? Promotions used by service providers encourage PMPU. " New artifacts", like mobile phones, enhance the ambiguity of social situations until shared cultural norms have been developed (Mantovani, 2002). This ambiguity can be the source of psychological stress.(More)
Mobile communication studies are often limited in their ability to capture the entire domain of a mobile phone call. These limitations often require that researchers separately study what is going on between the caller, the recipient of the call and those with whom they are face-to-face. Two scenes from two different American films were used as a means to(More)
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