Department of Psychology

Jon D. Elhai

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, 2000Elhai_Updated
Distinguished University Professor

Office: UH 1370
Phone: 419-530-2829
Fax: 419-530-8479
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Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Dr. Elhai will be accepting students for the Fall of 2024.

You can view Dr. Elhai's CV.

Research Interests 

  • Cyberpsychology and Internet Addictions
  • Fear of missing out (FOMO)

Selected Publications

* Papers marked with an asterisk included a student advisee co-author (underlined) at the time of submission.

  • Hussain, Z., Elhai, J. D., Montag, C., Wegmann, E., & Rozgonjuk, D. (2024). The role of trait and state fear of missing out on problematic social media use and problematic smartphone use severity. Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health, 4, 100140.
  • *Arrivillaga, C., Hallauer, C. J., Montag, C., & Elhai, J. D. (2023). Emotion dysregulation factors associated with problematic smartphone use severity: The mediating role of fear of missing out. Addictive Behaviors, 143, 107708.
  • *Hallauer, C. J., Rooney, E. A., Billieux, J., Hall, B. J., & Elhai, J. D. (2022). Mindfulness mediates relations between anxiety with problematic smartphone use severity. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 16(1), 4.
  • Elhai, J. D., McKay, D., Yang, H., Minaya, C., Montag, C., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2021). Health anxiety related to problematic smartphone use and gaming disorder severity during COVID-19: Fear of missing out as a mediator. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 3, 137-146.
  • Elhai, J. D., Yang, H., Rozgonjuk, D., & Montag, C. (2020). Using machine learning to model problematic smartphone use severity: The significant role of fear of missing out. Addictive Behaviors, 103, 106261.


Listed above are just a few of the numerous publications authored by Dr. Elhai. To obtain more information on Dr. Elhai's research (including additional publications), courses, and resume, click here:

Last Updated: 3/1/24