Wednesday, February 28, 2018


According to Life Science about 19.2 million Americans ages 18 and over (approximately 8.7 percent of people in this age group in a given year) experience some type of specific phobia. Turns out that Andrew Przybylski, a psychologist at the University of Essex in England, decided to study a phobia: the fomo phenomenon. He and colleagues reportedly tested a 32-item questionnaire on approximately 1,000 individuals (from USA, India, and other countries) and pared it down to ten questions that focused on a fear of missing out. Then they surveyed a national sample of 2,079 residents in the United Kingdom, ages 22-65 in an attempt to rate their level of fomo. The results were reported in the journal the study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. More tomorrow.

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