Smartphones have revolutionized our ability to stay in touch. From being better connected to our friends and family to enabling us to take our office on the road, a smartphone has quickly gone from a novelty to a must-have.
We spend so much time with our phones that psychologists have studied people who are emotionally attached to them. You may recall a time when you left home without your smartphone. What was your reaction when you realized you had forgotten? Although dependency can seem concerning, these same psychologists say these attachment behaviors stem from a positive impulse – our human desire and need to communicate and stay socially connected.