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Cell Phone Psychology

The recent beating of a teenaged girl by two peers while classmates recorded events on cell phones has the whole province talking.

People are bothered by the beating itself, and the motivations behind that.

But, they're also wondering what motivated the spectators to stand there filming.

Dr.Bruce Ballon has some thoughts about that, and how technology influences our perceptions generally.

He's a psychatrist at the University of Toronto.

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