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Professor Adam Alter comments on a new study suggesting a causation between smartphone reliance and depression

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Excerpt from Vice -- “'Some researchers have described phones as adult pacifiers, because they act like pacifiers do for young kids: They soothe anxiety and other forms of psychological discomfort,' said Adam Alter, Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked."

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