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Why do people check their cell phone when they hear a ringtone they know isn't theirs? - Psychology Questions

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Many of my classmates and I do this, but were unable to come up with a suitable reason why.  If anyone is able to shed some light on this, I would appreciate it.

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They are probably expecting someone to call so they do this reflex action when they hear any phone ringing
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It happens becose of dreeming in the day.  Your minds some part thinking something else and some part doing else.

this is a type of  unconciousness.