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Behavioral Psychology and Cell Phone Use: A Matter of Opportunity

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This special section is about behavioral psychology and cell phone use. It includes six original articles that use behavioral economics and behavior analysis to explore text messaging, access to smartphones and problem gaming.

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Kyonka, E.G.E. Behavioral Psychology and Cell Phone Use: A Matter of Opportunity. Psychol Rec 71, 189–190 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-021-00476-9

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Keywords

  • Cell phone use
  • Delay discounting
  • Demand
  • Impulsivity
  • Problematic internet use
  • Text messages