“Device-Dependencies”: How Smartphone Use Affect Consumer Beliefs and Choices

Our special session investigates the consequences of using one’s smartphone to perform certain activities, including making a choice. We demonstrate that these device interactions (1)activate private self-awareness, (2)make consumers become more likely to believe and share fake news, (3)rely less on deliberative processing, and (4)generate a diminished sense of control.


Ana Valenzuela, Lennay Chapman, Camilla Song, Aner Sela, Minzhe Xu, Z. Jessie Liu, Yang Yang, shuqi zhu, Sarah Wei, John Rudd, and Yansong Hu (2021) ,"“Device-Dependencies”: How Smartphone Use Affect Consumer Beliefs and Choices", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49, eds. Tonya Williams Bradford, Anat Keinan, and Matthew Matthew Thomson, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 876-881.


Ana Valenzuela, Baruch College, CUNY and ESADE-Ramon Llul
Lennay Chapman, Baruch College, CUNY
Camilla Song, University of Florida
Aner Sela, University of Florida
Minzhe Xu, University of Florida
Z. Jessie Liu, Johns Hopkins University
Yang Yang, University of Florida
shuqi zhu, University of Warwick
Sarah Wei, University of Warwick
John Rudd, University of Warwick
Yansong Hu, University of Warwick


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49 | 2021

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