Right Up My Podcast

Ep.21 - Phone Freedom

December 16, 2021 Gwen Watson and Kate White Season 3 Episode 21
Right Up My Podcast
Ep.21 - Phone Freedom
Show Notes

Which apps are your weakness? Instagram, WhatsApp, dating apps? ALL of them? If you've ever lost precious time to your smartphone that could been spent doing something better, or even doing nothing at all, then this episode's for you.

We talk to cyberpyschology expert, Daria Kuss, about smartphone addiction. We discuss what happens to our brains when we're on our smartphones, why too much time on them can become a problem and how we can change our habits and relationship with our phones (hopefully) for good!

In a bid to break their own bad phone habits, Gwen takes on some of Daria's top tips and Kate tries out Catherine Price's 3-day Phone Break-Up Challenge and reports back with a bevy of handy tricks.

If you're interested in finding out more about Daria, she has written the following books:

The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology (2019): https://global.oup.com/weacademic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-cyberpsychology-9780198812746?cc=gb&lang=en&

Internet addiction - Advances in psychotherapy (2019): https://us.hogrefe.com/shop/internet-addiction-76323.html

You are invited to contact her with any questions related to smartphone addiction at daria.kuss@ntu.ac.uk

Catherine Price's 3-day Phone Break-Up Challenge: https://www.screenlifebalance.com/courses/3-day-phone-breakup-challenge?mc_cid=e537ecc888&mc_eid=837a6b573a

Thank you to our team...
Music - Andrew Grimes
Artwork - Erica Frances George

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