10-V: Truncated Text, Truncated Thought

We show that frequency of text messaging is negatively associated with the ability to understand logic and meaning in context. Frequently engaging in the kind of truncated thought characteristic of text messaging appears to cause a similarly truncated style of thinking.


Adrian Ward, Noah Castelo, and Kurt Gray (2017) ,"10-V: Truncated Text, Truncated Thought", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1065-1065.


Adrian Ward, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Noah Castelo, Columbia University, USA
Kurt Gray, University of North Carolina, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017

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