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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

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When your smartphone, your ipad, and itouch drive you to distraction, technology and psychology expert looks at the stress and illness that our constantly connected world has created and offers solutions.

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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

About the Author

Larry D. Rosen, PhD is past chair and professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist and computer educator, and is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology." Dr. Rosen has been a commentator on Good Morning America, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, and Lifetime Television, and has been quoted in hundreds of magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and USA Today.

Table of Contents

1.We Didnt Start the Fire * 2.Mini Generations 3. Internet of the Future * 4.Our Social Selves * 5.Who Am I Anyway? Am I My Online Persona or My Real Self? * 6.Is Anything Private Anymore? * 7. Information Overload * 8.The Myth of ADHD/OCD * 9.Taking an Emotional Toll * 10.How Does the Brain Work and What Are We Doing to Drive it to its Limits * 11.Distracting Ourselves to Death * 12. Its Not About Managing Your Time. It is About Managing Your Technology

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ISBN:
9781137278319
Author:
Rosen, Larry D.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan Trade
Author:
Rosen, Larry D., Ph.D.
Author:
Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.
Author:
Rosen , Larry D.
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 2 in

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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

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