Are you a phubber? A UGA study focused on the phenomenon of so-called phone snubbing,or phubbing, which is the act of people ignoring their friends in a gathering and paying attention to their phones. Juhyung Sun is a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma and received her master’s degree at the University of Georgia. She studied why people use their phones while in face-to-face situations.
“I focused on friendship because friendship is more like, one of the most comfortable relationship ties so it is kind of okay behavior to use the phone,” according to Sun.