Department of Psychology

Jon D. Elhai

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, 2000Elhai_Updated

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.

  • *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.
  • Savci, M., Tekin, A., & Elhai, J. D. (2022). Prediction of problematic social media use (PSU) using machine learning approaches. Current Psychology, 41, 2755-2764.
  • *Wang, Y., Yang, H., Montag, C., & Elhai, J. D. (2022). Boredom proneness and rumination mediate relationships between depression and anxiety with problematic smartphone use severity. Current Psychology, 41, 1587-1597. 
  • Elhai, J. D., Sapci, O., Yang, H., Amialchuk, A., Rozgonjuk, D., & Montag, C. (2021). Objectively-measured and self-reported smartphone use in relation to surface learning, procrastination, academic productivity, and psychopathology symptoms in college students. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 3, 912-921.
  • *Elhai, J. D., Rozgonjuk, D., Alghraibeh, A. M., & Yang, H. (2021). Disrupted daily activities from interruptive smartphone notifications: Relations with depression and anxiety severity and the mediating role of boredom proneness. Social Science Computer Review, 39, 20-37.


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Last Updated: 9/18/23