Phoney Science

A new study that claims smart phone users are becoming addicted to their devices has garnered alarming headlines like “iPhones Cause Separation Anxiety”. But digging a little deeper, Anthony and Jeff discover that the experiments used to gather the data seem questionable at best. Why are these headlines so irresistible, and why are there researchers so eager to supply such misleading results?

A new study that claims smart phone users are becoming addicted to their devices has garnered alarming headlines like “iPhones Cause Separation Anxiety”. But digging a little deeper, Anthony and Jeff discover that the experiments used to gather the data seem questionable at best. Why are these headlines so irresistible, and why are there researchers so eager to supply such misleading results?

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