People exposed to “phubbing” (“phone snubbing” – ignoring someone in favor of a mobile phone) tend to experience greater loneliness and psychological distress. The study highlights the need to address further the (mis)use of digital devices (e.g., smartphones) within interpersonal relationships.

People exposed to “phubbing” (“phone snubbing” – ignoring someone in favor of a mobile phone) tend to experience greater loneliness and psychological distress. The study highlights the need to address further the (mis)use of digital devices (e.g., smartphones) within interpersonal relationships.