Batching smartphone notifications can improve well-being

@article{Fitz2019BatchingSN,
  title={Batching smartphone notifications can improve well-being},
  author={Nicholas S. Fitz and K. Kushlev and Ranjan Jagannathan and T. Lewis and Devang Paliwal and D. Ariely},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
  year={2019},
  volume={101},
  pages={84-94}
}
Abstract Every day, billions of us receive smartphone notifications. Designed to distract, these interruptions capture and monetize our time and attention. Though smartphones are incredibly helpful, their current notification systems impose underappreciated, yet considerable, mental costs; like a slot machine, they exploit our inherent psychological bias for variable rewards. With an app that we developed, we conducted a randomized field experiment (n = 237) to test whether batching… Expand
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