Cellphone Ethics While in Relationship
Your cell phone may ruin your relationship. The research conducted by University of Essex on whether interpersonal relationship has any relationship with the presence of mobile devices or cell phones has resulted in surprising results. The researchers Netta Weinstein and Andrew K. Przybylski conducted several mood tests and experiments with group of people and couples sitting together in a conversation while having communication devices like cell phones with them.
The inferences developed by these researches prove the damaging effect a cell phone can cause within interpersonal relationships. However, no doubt, these devices and gadgets connect the world together and there is no denial about the usefulness and importance of these instruments, but here the research was specifically done in connection with person-to-person relationship.
In an experiment, the researcher made pairs of strangers sit together in light conversations and meaningful discussions on general topics. It was observed that in the presence of cellular phones the relationship could not get to such a level as compared to when the meetings took place without cellular gadgets.
It was evident from the research that interpersonal relationship is affected when people are sitting together with the cell phones with them. It was found to be interrupting the relationship build-up with the gradual flow of personal conversation. The tempo breaks quite regularly and it results in people not getting closely associated with each other, especially when they are talking about personal experiences, their past and present, this normally happens that the presence of these devices gives a feeling of a third person sitting with them, it actually disturbs privacy and the quality of relationship.
Ditching these devices while building a closer and empathetic relationship with the personal you want is definitely good. You do not need to carry or place them in front of you while digging deep into some personal topics with your partner. It would continuously disturb you in one way or other, so avoiding it for a while in a way you can’t get the feel of it during intimate moments and important conversations would greatly help.
In order to improve the quality of relationship and mutual understandings, this research suggests people to keep in view the inferences generated during the experiments about the presence of ‘mere cell phones’ in meetings and conversations.