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Mobile Phone Behavior

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  • Author: Zheng Yan, State University of New York, Albany
  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107561946

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  • This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to the newly-emerging science of mobile phone behavior. It presents the unexpected complexity of human mobile phone behavior through four basic aspects of mobile phone usage (users, technologies, activities, and effects), and then explores four major domains of such behavior (medicine, business, education, and everyday life). Chapters open with thoughts on mobile phone usage and behavior from interviews with cell phone users, then present a series of scientific studies, synthesized knowledge, and real-life cases, concluding with complex but highly readable analyses of each aspect of mobile phone behavior. Readers should achieve two intellectual goals: gaining a usable knowledge of the complexity of mobile phone behaviour, and developing the skills to analyze the complexity of mobile phone usage - and further technological behaviors.

    • Appeals to mobile phone users and those who are curious about the effects of mobile phones on humans, because it reveals, for the first time, the unexpected complexity underlying daily mobile phone use in areas such as medicine, business, education, law, communication, transportation, and daily life
    • Enables readers to not only understand mobile phone behavior but also to analyze it, by equipping them with a usable knowledge of the complexity of mobile phone behavior
    • Challenges and expands readers' existing intuitive knowledge about mobile phone behavior by first presenting ordinary people's intuitive thinking, then following with a series of real-life cases, scientific studies, synthesized knowledge, comparative analyses, and, finally, complex thinking about mobile phone behavior
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107561946
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The science of mobile phone behavior
    2. Mobile phone users
    3. Mobile phone technologies
    4. Mobile phone activities
    5. Mobile phone effects
    6. Mobile phone behavior in medicine
    7. Mobile phone behaviors in business
    8. Mobile phone behavior in education
    9. Mobile phone behavior in daily life
    10. The complexity of mobile phone behaviors.

  • Author

    Zheng Yan, State University of New York, Albany
    Zheng Yan is Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the State University of New York, Albany. He has a doctoral degree from Harvard University and previously lectured at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His previous publications include the Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (2012) and Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (2015), and he has been a co-editor of the International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning since 2012.

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