Glossary of Key Terms

This page is designed to aid readers better understand some of the words used within this portfolio. It should make the meaning of the word more clear in its given context.

Astonishingly – extremely surprising.

Cancer – a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.

Citizen Journalism – the collection and analysis of news and information by the general public, especially by means of the internet.

Extraversion – a behavior where someone enjoys being around people rather than being alone.

Frustration – the feeling of being annoyed, especially because of inability to change something.

Negativity – the expression of pessimism about something. (mobile phone overuse)

Obsessive – a person who is affected by an obsession. (mobile phone use)

Phubbing – the practice of ignoring one’s companion or companions in order to pay attention to one’s phone or another mobile device.

Radiation – the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization.

Social Anxiety – the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people.

Statistic – collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole.


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