The Smartphone Paradox

Our Ruinous Dependency in the Device Age

  • Alan J.┬áReid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


The Smartphone Paradox is a critical examination of our everyday mobile technologies and the effects that they have on our thoughts and behaviors. Alan J. Reid presents a comprehensive view of smartphones: the research behind the uses and gratifications of smartphones, the obstacles they present, the opportunities they afford, and how everyone can achieve a healthy, technological balance. It includes interviews with smartphone users from a variety of backgrounds, and translates scholarly research into a conversational tone, making it easy to understand a synthesis of key findings and conclusions from a heavily-researched domain. All in all, through the lens of smartphone dependency, the book makes the argument for digital mindfulness in a device age that threatens our privacy, sociability, attention, and cognitive abilities.


Smartphones and Dependence Smartphones and Gratification Device Regulation Technological Balance Smartphone Natives

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan J.┬áReid
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishCoastal Carolina UniversityConway, SCUSA

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