Are Cell phones and ipods discouraging social interactions? #4
The use of ipods and cell phones by university students is creating a new social problem that needs to be addressed. When I considered this idea, I asked at least ten 10 students at random if they own ipod, mp3 or cell phone. All 10 said they own ipod, mp3, cell phone, and laptops.
Apart from constant distraction cell phnoes and ipods cause in classes and libraries, there are other social implications. These gadgets appear to discourage social interactions among students. This story will focus on how ipods, mp3, cell phone text messaging and other computer-related student activies are making social interactions among students to disappear and what can be done to change this trend.
Professor Ellen Berscheid, Department of Psychology
Tel : 612 625 6641
Gary Antilla, sociology junior
Hassan Rage, Global Studies student