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And finally…Are iPhone owners really less honest than Android users? That's what this study says

From ZDNet

"Some people believe a car tells a lot about its owner so why not smartphones, one of the most personal devices we own?

Dozens of mobile analytics firms study Android and iOS users' preferences, location and habits, but a group of psychologists claim to be the first to make a connection between the mobile platform of choice and personality. Delving into the psyche of smartphone owners, British psychology researchers say they found distinct differences in the personalities of Android and iPhone owners, after asking 500 of them how they felt about their phone.

The study is detailed in a paper called Predicting smartphone operating system from personality and individual differences from psychology researchers at the University of Lincoln, Lancaster University and the University of Hertfordshire.

They went looking for differences between iPhone and Android owners in honesty, humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness and whether people preferred to be unique, and whether they viewed their phone as a status symbol.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 29 November 2016 

 

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