Franklin College professor featured in CNBC article on reducing screen time

Keith Campbell

W. Keith Campbell, a professor in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ psychology department, was featured in an article on CNBC about reducing screen time.

In a 2018 study by San Diego State University, Campbell and his teammates found that teens who clock in more than one hour of screen time a day are more likely to develop mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

Additionally, prolonged screen time could have adverse effects on adult professionals like reducing productivity at work and creating stress.

The article suggests three ways to beat screen time sadness: track screen time using an app like Forest or Moment, switch off notifications and create phone-free spaces.