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Cell phone distraction, human factors, and litigation

Smith, T. Scott (Theodore Scott), author Save to your list

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  • Creator T. Scott Smith, Ph. D. ; contributors, Grant Chaisson, B.S., Patrick L. Dunn, Ph. D., Chelsea Schaeffer, B.S., Mary Sciaraffa, Ph. D., Elizabeth R. Smith, R.N., M.S.N
  • Format Books
  • Publication Tucson, Arizona : Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., [2016]
  • Physical Details
    • xx, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781936360390, 193636039X
  • OCLC ocn946142091


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction -- Main questions -- History -- Cell phone use in contemporary society -- Interpreting research -- Selecting expert witnesses -- Foundations of cognitive science -- Original research : false memory -- Original research : Reconstruction memory -- Original student research : effects of cell phone distraction on geometric planning with applications to collegiate classroom -- Driving -- Hands-free debate -- Federal initiatives -- State-by-state restrictions on cell phone use while driving in the United States -- Failures of visual awareness -- Change blindness -- Visual masking -- Inattentional blindness -- Cell phone addiction -- Ineffective parenting and cell phone distraction -- Mobile media and young children -- Childhood cognition and eyewitness testimony -- Emerging adulthood (college students) and collegiate performance -- Distracted walking -- Distracted walking -- Nursing and critical thinking skills -- Nursing and social media -- Patient safety : health care distraction study in Pennsylvania -- Litigating an impaired employee performance case -- Driver characteristics -- Phone-related distracted behaviors -- Perceptions of distracted driver safety -- Future directions

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