Cell phone distraction

Interpersonal Communication: The Hidden Danger of Mobile Phones

There are many areas of study and career focus within the field of Communication(s). One popular realm is Interpersonal Communication, a strength of the Bryant graduate program. Here's an interesting cell phone research study that's relevant for all of us.

By now most of us have heard that certain of our cell phones can explode or catch on fire without warning.  But even after trading in our combustible model, we still may not be totally free from danger…relational danger, that is.  A study by Interpersonal Communication researchers suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone when two people are having a conversation can have negative effects on their relationship.