Mind Coach NOLA on Phubbing

Have you heard of phubbing? It's a recently coined term—a combination of "phone" and "snubbing"—that describes the act of turning your attention to your phone in the presence of others. "Phubbing" is always a bad idea, but, like slot machines in a casino, our phones are designed to attract our attention. Dr. Emma Seppälä is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and Co-Director of the Yale College Well-Being Program at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Seppälä has written an important article in the Washington Post explaining why phubbing is so damaging to your personal relationships, and what you can do about it.

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