The goal of this study was to explore how the presence of cell phones interferes with individuals' enjoyment levels after having social interactions. We predict that during casual conversations social interaction enjoyment levels will not be affected whether there is a smartphone or not compared to in meaningful conversations enjoyment levels would be higher without the presence of a smartphone versus no smartphone. To test this prediction we had participants engage in discussion about topics that were deemed casual or meaningful while either having their phone on the table or put away. Social enjoyment levels were assessed through a questionnaire right after conversation ended.
Sutton, Jamiah and Dunaway, Cicely, "Investigating Smartphone Presence on Social Enjoyment During Various Conversations" (2021). Fall Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 170.