How Your Smartphone is Ruining Your Relationship

Matthew Lapierre, Assistant Professor of Communication

A team of researchers asked 170 college students who were in committed relationships to see what role their phones were playing. People who felt that their partners were overly dependent on their devices said they were less satisfied in their relationship. "I'm more likely to think my relationship is doomed the more I believe my partner needs that thing," explains Matthew Lapierre, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the UA, who authored the study with his former undergraduate student Meleah Lewis.  Read more here:

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