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Dr. Elhai studies the impact of computer technology on human behavior, also known as cyberpsychology. As computer technology and mobile devices have become more widely used in recent years, examining the impact and role that such technology has in our everyday lives has become increasingly important. Specifically, his interests include:

  • Problematic smartphone use and relations with mental health.
  • Fear of missing out (FOMO).
  • Digital information privacy concern.

Some recently published papers from Dr. Elhai on cyberpsychology include the following.

  • Elhai, J. D., & Contractor, A. A. (2018). Examining latent classes of smartphone users: Relations with psychopathology and problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 82, 159-166.
  • Elhai, J. D., Levine, J. C., O’Brien, K. D., & Armour, C. (2018). Distress tolerance and mindfulness mediate relations between depression and anxiety sensitivity with problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 84, 474-484.
  • Elhai, J. D., Tiamiyu, M. F., & Weeks, J. W. (2018). Depression and social anxiety in relation to problematic smartphone use: The prominent role of rumination. Internet Research, 28, 315-332.

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