How Much Time Do Families Really Spend on Their Cellphones?
ABC's Good Morning America: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is the featured expert in this “Good Morning America” segment with ABC reporter Mara Schiavocampo addressing families and their use of cellphones. The story centers on a Philadelphia family of four, who allowed their cellphone use to be tracked for a week. Tracking was done using video cameras and a smartphone app. Roberts, known nationally and internationally for his research on smartphone addiction and its effects, flew to Philadelphia to film the segment, in which he meets with the family to discuss their smartphone habits and shares tips to help them curb their use and break away from the pull of technology.
D.A.R.E. to Keep Kids Off Tech
The Daily Beast: This article references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that emotional instability, introversion and materialism are significantly associated with cellphone addiction in teenagers and adults. “It’s not something we’re going to go cold turkey on,” Roberts said. “What we really have to do is carve out some rules to this game. There’s got to be times when we don’t use our smartphones, we’ve got to limit the amount of time we use on our smartphones.”
Does Religion Make Us Worse People?
The Huffington Post: Article about parents who return to return to their faith communities in hopes of instilling religious values into their children. The article references a 2012 study by Baylor researchers Marjorie Cooper, Ph.D., and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., who found that narcissistic religious students were not more ethical in their decision-making than those not involved in organized religion. Pullig is professor and chair of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Cooper is a professor of marketing in Hankamer.
For Founders Looking to Crowdfund Their Startups, Not All Investors Are Created Equal
Forbes: According to research by Matthew Wood, Ph.D., assistant professor of entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, startup business founders should be aware that not all “angel investors” are created equally. Wood, along with professors from the University of Oklahoma and Babson College, studied more than 1,000 screening decisions by venture capitalists to determine how the crowd backers of a startup influenced its later fundraises. The study found that the presence of a big name investor was a large influence on decision making.
5 Reasons to Put Down Your Phone When You're Not Alone
USA TODAY: This article references research by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business faculty James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. The research shows that romantic partners who engage with their smartphones when they should be engaging with their significant others are risking their relationships.
Why You Should ‘Cyberloaf’ at Work before Lunch
Men’s Health: This story centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Their study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, identified key characteristics of workday breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation. The findings show that mid-morning breaks are important.
When Smartphones Hurt
The Huffington Post: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, penned this Huffington Post column about cellphones and their negative impact on relationships. “Not that cellphones and other technologies are the only culprits in our dismal relationship record, but research suggests that in many instances they are not helping. Distractions of any sort, regardless of their cause, can undermine the formation of healthy relationships,” Roberts wrote.
Here's What it Says About your Personality if you're Constantly Checking your Phone
Business Insider: This article references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that emotional instability, introversion and materialism are significantly associated with cellphone addiction.
How to Make the Most Out of Your Break
Entrepreneur: A study conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is used in this article about how to maximize your workday. The study, “Give Me a Better Break: Choosing Workday Break Activities to Maximize Resource Recovery,” found that the best time to take breaks is actually earlier in the day, before workers lose most of their energy.
Process of Succession Planning
The Houston Chronicle: John Schoen, an adjunct lecturer in management and researcher in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about succession planning, an ongoing process that allows companies to ensure a continuity of quality leadership and knowledge retention. Schoen concludes that many people do not consider succession and ownership transfer issues in businesses because they are difficult for families to discuss.