Assignment 1/7: A Psychological Analysis

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For this psychology project, I decided that I would deprive myself of something that is in my life 24/7, my phone. Choosing this, I think, was one of the most interesting things I could of done because it is so personal to me and is in my life at all times and completely taking something away that's with you all the time can really have an effect on someone. It gave me a taste of childhood, when phones weren't really too popular and kept so close to you as you would your credit card or car keys. I spent basically all my time on my phone and it gave me a big reality check that, there are so many other productive things you can do with life other than sit there and be on your phone. Before I decided to go through with this experience, I collected the amount of hours I was on my phone, and sadly, it was basically for at least 20 minutes each hour, between the time I woke up, untill the time I fell asleep. Studies show that teens spend more than 7 1/2 hours on their phone and has increased an hour and twenty minutes since 1999. Heavy time users, consuming more than 16 hours a day, usually have fair or poor grades. I remember going outside and running to my friends houses to see if they're there when I was younger to go out and play, but now all you have to do is push a button and you'll know. Technology is a really over-powering thing and a growing epidemic and I feel that it's really taking a tole on young people but at the same time advancing the communication between us. To know that teens are using their phones on average 60 times a day is quiete saddening because there are so many other things you can be doing, such as doing home work, studying and spending time with family.…show more content…
Presently, most families sit down at a dinner table and they are all on their phones, checking the latest news, watching videos, looking at pictures and communicating with others instead of communicating with

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