Cellphones and Empathy: Responsive Writing and Discussion

Cellphones and Empathy: Responsive Writing and Discussion

Read psychologist Sherry Turkle’s essay, “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk (Links to an external site.)” in which she discusses the evolution of face-to-face conversations over the years. She argues that this essential human skills has been lost in today’s world because of technology. Write a well-developed response to the following questions and use at least one quote from Turkle’s essay “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/opinion/sunday/stop-googling-lets-talk.html?smid=tw-share)” in your response: How do the interactions Turkle describes compare to your own relationships with family and friends? How does technology affect your learning at school? Do students need mobile phones during class? Why, why not? Can a cellphone reduce the amount of empathy we feel for each other?