Mobile technology habits: patterns of association among device usage, intertemporal preference, impulse control, and reward sensitivity.

@article{Wilmer2016MobileTH,
  title={Mobile technology habits: patterns of association among device usage, intertemporal preference, impulse control, and reward sensitivity.},
  author={Henry H. Wilmer and Jason M. Chein},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={1607-1614}
}
Mobile electronic devices are playing an increasingly pervasive role in our daily activities. Yet, there has been very little empirical research investigating how mobile technology habits might relate to individual differences in cognition and affect. The research presented in this paper provides evidence that heavier investment in mobile devices is correlated with a relatively weaker tendency to delay gratification (as measured by a delay discounting task) and a greater inclination toward… CONTINUE READING
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