STUDY: Multi-tasking on smart phones could increase social anxiety

Posted at 6:55 AM, Nov 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-17 06:55:58-05

(WTVR) – Smart phones allow us to check our e-mail, listen to music and respond to text messages practically all at the same time. But all of that media multi-tasking could be harmful to your mental health.

Researchers studied the media habits of 319 college students and found multi-taskers were more likely to be depressed and had greater social anxiety-  regardless of the person’s personality type. 

Other data has shown multi-tasking can slow brain speed and impair your long-term memory and concentration.