Presenter(s): Natalia Ricks
Title: Excessive Cell Phone Use Among Parents and the Repercussions Upon Child Development and Parent-Child Relationships
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Katherine Van Allen, Psychology

My presentation will be based on an op-ed paper that I wrote for a social psychology class. In this paper, I discuss the negative impact of parents’ excessive mobile device usage on their relationships with their children. I present evidence from experts in the field to support my thesis that excessive device use can be harmful as well as discuss the importance of a healthy parent-child relationship.