Checking email less frequently reduces stress

@article{Kushlev2015CheckingEL,
  title={Checking email less frequently reduces stress},
  author={Kostadin Kushlev and Elizabeth W. Dunn},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={220-228}
}
Using email is one of the most common online activities in the world today. Yet, very little experimental research has examined the effect of email on well-being. Utilizing a within-subjects design, we investigated how the frequency of checking email affects well-being over a period of two weeks. During one week, 124 adults were randomly assigned to limit checking their email to three times a day; during the other week, participants could check their email an unlimited number of times per day… CONTINUE READING
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