Larry Rosen is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist and is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology." Rosen's current research: generational differences in technology/media usage, impact of media on health, the role of technology use in sleep problems, PFC differences in executive functioning, and multitasking in the classroom. The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World (MIT Press with co-author Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.) is his 7th book on the impact 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: (1) iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us; (2) Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn; (3) Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation; (4) TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @Work @Home @Play and (5) The Mental Health Technology Bible and writes a technology column for the newspaper The National Psychologist and a regular blog for the magazine Psychology Today.
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) online empathy, (5) the impact of task switching during studying and in the classroom, and (5) the impact of texting language on English literacy.