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Student Mistakes Excessive Laptop Stickers For Having A Personality

Student Mistakes Excessive Laptop Stickers For Having A Personality

Student Life November 15, 2018 The New England Classic

MCGUINN HALL — On Thursday, the Boston College Psychology Department released a study which concluded that there is a direct correlation between the number... Student Mistakes Excessive Laptop Stickers For Having A Personality

MCGUINN HALL — On Thursday, the Boston College Psychology Department released a study which concluded that there is a direct correlation between the number of stickers on a person’s laptop and the perception of the stickers as a part of his or her identity.

After placing a collection of stickers with The Office references and a large bumper sticker reading “Free Tibet” onto her laptop, sophomore Natalie Salonga felt like she had reached maximal individuality.

Although she described herself as having “quirks and intricacies,” Salonga and others like her have accidentally mistaken having laptop stickers for a personality, according to the study.

“They’re all so unique and quirky!” said Salonga. “Look at this one! It says ‘Beets by Schrute,’ but it’s the ‘Beats by Dre’ logo! I even have some on my water bottle, too.”

For the study, Boston College psychology professor Dr. Sticeri Mater and her team of research assistants gathered behavioral data on over two hundred students.

Mater’s study noted that students with more laptop stickers have common behavioral tendencies, “including, but not limited to, solely making references to outdated pop culture as jokes, memorizing the entirety of ‘Mr. Brightside’ lyrics, and liking memes.”

Each sticker added to a laptop actually decreased individuality by 75 percent.

At press time, Mater and her team were developing a new study examining the relationship between a student’s extracurricular involvement and their will to live.