Los amantes en la época del smartphone: aspectos comunicativos y psicológicos relativos al inicio y mantenimiento de la relación romántica

Salvador Alvídrez, José Luis Rojas-Solís

Resumen


Los teléfonos celulares inteligentes o smartphones constituyen una parte importante, a veces indispensable, de la vida contemporánea de las personas en múltiples dimensiones. El presente trabajo tiene como propósito fundamental analizar el uso de estos dispositivos en el ámbito de las relaciones románticas. A partir de un enfoque sociodeterminista de las tecnologías de la comunicación, se hace una revisión de las motivaciones comunicativas y psicológicas asociadas a los distintos patrones de uso del smartphone en las fases previa (ej., búsqueda de pareja a través de aplicaciones de micro-citas) y posterior al inicio de la relación. En particular, se describen algunos de los avances más relevantes en esta línea de estudio y se discute el grado de influencia que este tipo de dispositivo tiene en la formación, consolidación o término de la relación . Además, se revisan algunos patrones de uso del aparato móvil con efectos negativos para la relación, tales como el phubbing, sexting y el ciberbullying. Este trabajo también pretende trazar una hoja de ruta para posteriores análisis empíricos respecto al papel instrumentador de las tecnologías en las relaciones sentimentales.


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