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      November 12, 2019


      901 South National Avenue
      Springfield, Missouri 65897

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      Smart Phones and Mental Health

      Public Affairs Talks! is a series of one-hour presentations that will explore the year's public affairs theme through various topics. 

      Throughout history, there are few inventions more ubiquitous than the smart phone in contemporary society. Roughly 75 percent of Americans and 95 percent of college students now own a smart phone, and those numbers are only projected to rise in coming years. The consequences of this reality are far-reaching, and several of these implications will be discussed in this presentation: technology addiction, impact on social relationships and an exploration of social media. In addition, particular focus will be given to potential ways to move forward, in light of the research findings, as it relates to these various facets of smart phone use. The responsible question then becomes how to utilize smart phones as a benefit rather than a detriment to mental health.


      Shaun Fossett is a mental health clinician at Missouri State University's Counseling Center. 

      View the Public Affairs Talks schedule.
      Event sponsor Public Affairs Mission
      Admission Free Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff
      Location Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Theater

      Categories: Health & Wellness | University & Alumni | Outdoors & Recreation

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.