College Class Texting

This may blow you away so hold onto something.   A new study shows that college kids are frequently texting during class time, and that may interfere with their ability to pay attention and learn.  The study in Communication Education concluded:

Students who did less texting during class also tended to be those who had more self-control and reported paying more attention to the instructor. The kids with more self-control and who paid attention got better grades and felt they learned more in the class than those with less self-control.

You know, I never would have connected those dots.  Thanks for this unique update on the oh, so very obvious.

God help us all.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “College Class Texting

  1. April 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Studies show that driving with your eyes open reduces the likelihood of getting into an accident. News at 10.

  2. Mark
    April 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    was this study quoted in the esteemed journal “Facebook”?

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