Hi, my name is Maddie Bauer. I am a sophomore at Coastal, and I think this project will be really beneficial to me. I find myself getting distracted by my phone very easily, and it leads me to hours of distraction. Being at home this semester is hard, so the…


  1. Data Presentation. You will need to present your data on your smartphone usage. Consider visualizing your data using charts (pie, bar, line, etc.), but also think of ways that you can explain your smartphone data.

I used a line graph as a way to show my smartphone usage for the…


Let’s meditate. Try this mindfulness exercise. Then, write about your experience.

I have never meditated before doing this exercise. Before I did it, I read over the entire article to see what I should try to pick up on and what I should be trying to look for. While doing…


Blog Entry #6: This entry requires a short experiment. Try leaving your smartphone at home in your dorm room for an entire day. Then, write about your experience. Was it difficult or easy to do? Did you feel anxiety or relief?

On Tuesday of this week, 11/16, I attempted this…


Step 5. Change Your Nightly Ritual

Changing my nightly ritual would help my smartphone usage greatly. I always use my phone before I go to bed, and I tell myself that it helps me fall asleep. But, I can’t remember the last time I just didn’t use my phone at all before bed. What else am…


On my usage monitor app, it is telling me that so far this week (Oct 18–20), I have used my phone for a total of 13 hours and 39 minutes. Also this week, I have picked up my phone 229 times. Based on the chart, Moment is showing me that…


What are your favorite apps to use, and why?

I have multiple favorite apps to use on my phone.

My top favorite app would have to be TikTok. I do spend a lot of time on it and find myself losing track of time on it, but it’s so entertaining…


Describe your smartphone profile. How do you primarily use your smartphone? For what purposes? Estimate the amount of time, on average, you spend on your phone each day. Also estimate the number of times you check your phone each day.

I primarily use my smartphone to stay in touch with…


Take the Smartphone Compulsion Test and save your results. Does this accurately describe your smartphone usage habits? Why/ why not? Would you consider yourself to be dependent on your smartphone?

I think this accurately describes my smartphone usage habits. I scored a 7 out of 15, which was described as…

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