Psychology Professors Warn: Previous Smartphone Use Linked to Worse Adult Mental Health | The college fix

‘Most mentally healthy [adult] respondents are those who did not get a telephone until their late teens,’ wrote the psychologists Early smartphone use is associated with decreased mental health in adulthood, according to analysis by top psychologists of the world’s largest mental health database. The younger the age you get your first smartphone, the worse the mental health the young adult reports today, psychologist and New York University professor Jonathan Haidt and research assistant Zach Rausch wrote in a post on the Haidts blog, After Babel. This is true across…

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