Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (3 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (3 Volumes)

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Media & Communications for 2019.

Zheng Yan (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
Release Date: March, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 1542|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8239-9
ISBN13: 9781466682399|ISBN10: 1466682396|EISBN13: 9781466682405


The rise of mobile phones has brought about a new era of technological attachment as an increasing number of people rely on their personal mobile devices to conduct their daily activities. Due to the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones, the impact of these devices on human behavior, interaction, and cognition has become a widely studied topic.

The Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior is an authoritative source for scholarly research on the use of mobile phones and how these devices are revolutionizing the way individuals learn, work, and interact with one another. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics relating to mobile phone use, behavior, and the impact of mobile devices on society and human interaction, this multi-volume encyclopedia is an essential reference source for students, researchers, IT specialists, and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of mobile technologies on contemporary culture.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Applications
  • End-User Considerations
  • Global Use of Mobile Phones
  • Legal Implications and Applications
  • Medical Applications
  • Mobile Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Learning
  • Social Networking
  • Technology Addiction
  • Texting and Traffic Safety

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Zheng Yan is Associate Professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology at University at Albany since 2007. He graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education with a Doctoral degree in Human Development and Psychology in 2000. His research mainly concerns dynamic and complex relations between contemporary technologies and human development as well as research methodology of human development. He has been studying three types of human behaviors in using technologies: (1) computer behavior (e.g., how students learn to use computer software, how computer users develop Computer Vision Syndrome), (2) cyber behavior (e.g., how children understand the technical and social complexity of Internet, how Internet users make online decisions), and (3) mobile phone behavior (e.g., how school mobile phone policies impact learning and teaching, how mobile phone multitasking produces academic distraction). He is the editor of Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior published in 2012.