Business Today on 20 August 2020 reported research outcomes indicating that smartphone presence has negative effects on learning and memory. This study was carried out by Department of Psychology undergraduate student, Ms Clarissa Tanil and supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr Yong Min Hooi.
Recently published in PLOS One, a high impact journal, this study on undergraduate students found detrimental effects of high smartphone usage. Implications show that smartphones can be disruptive to the learning process, and therefore there is a need for students to better manage their smartphone usage to improve their learning performance.