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Attention! This New York Times 12/22/17 article is a must read for youthworkers! Our students' world is a desperate one and the songs they are...
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Study: People Separated From iPhones Suffer Psychological Effects

Monday January 19th, 2015
A new study finds that people separated from their iPhones could suffer serious psychological and physiological effects.

A study done by researchers from the University of Missouri found that users who were unable to answer their ringing iPhones while solving simple word search puzzles saw increases in their heart rates and blood pressure, while dealing with anxiety and unpleasantness. Researchers also found that the subjects’ performance decreased compared to those who had their iPhones in possession with them while completing similar word search puzzles.

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