Dr. Larry Rosen

Damian Debell

Dr. Larry Rosen is Past Chair and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in multitasking, generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development, and educational psychology, and is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology." Over the past 25-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 30,000 people in the United States and in 22 other countries.

He has written five books including: iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us; Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn; Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation; and TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @Work @Home @Play; and writes a technology column for the newspaper The National Psychologist and a regular blog for the magazine Psychology Today. He is currently hard at work on his new book on how and why we get distracted and how to learn to maintain our attention.

Dr. Rosen has been featured extensively in television, print, and radio media and has been a commentator on Good Morning America, NPR, and CNN. He has been quoted in hundreds of magazines and newspapers including USA Today, New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times.

He maintains an extremely active research program and his most recent investigations include:
(1) Generational differences in technology use and multitasking,
(2) Integrating technology in education,
(3) The impact of social networks on adolescents and parents,
(4) how the prefrontal cortex of the brain processes distractions,
(5) Online empathy,
(6) The impact of task switching during studying and in the classroom, and (
7) The impact of texting language on English literacy. He has four children including two in the iGeneration and two in the Net Generation and lives in San Diego, California.


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