Emerging Issues in Public Health: Cell Phone Addiction, 1st Edition

  • Bradley Steffens
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  • ISBN-10: 168282666X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682826669
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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There is mounting scientific evidence that the round-the-clock bombardment of cell phone alerts and messages is affecting the physical and mental health of cell phone users. This book explores how cell phone users are being manipulated into touching their phones up to five thousand times a day and the effects this activity is having on brain function, emotional well-being, and relationships.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Growing Danger.
1: The Making of a Public Health Crisis.
2: The Dangers of Distraction.
3: Troubling Changes in Communication and Social Interaction.
4: Cell Phones and the Brain.
5: What Is Being Done About Cell Phone Overuse and Addiction?.
Source Notes.
Organizations to Contact.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.