Professors’ Research Shows Cellphones Distract from Meaningful Communication

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Vista -- It is not every day that students are asked by a professor to text on their cell phones during a research presentation, a technique utilized during the communication research colloquium. The event took place in the Joan B. Kroc School for Peace Studies theatre and rotunda during dead hours on Nov. 29 and showcased research findings from communication studies students and professors.

Jonathan Bowman and Roger Pace, professors of communication studies, presented their findings on cell phone usage, dual-tasking and conversation quality. (Full Story

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