About Dr. Rosen

Dr. Larry Rosen is Professor Emeritus and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in multitasking, social networking, 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 30-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 70,000 people in the United States and in 22 other countries. He has written 7 books including:  (1) “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World” (MIT Press, 2016); (2) The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society (Wiley Blackwell, 2015); (3) iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); (4) Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); (5) Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation (2007); (6) TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @Work @Home @Play (Wiley, 1997) and (7) The Mental Health Technology Bible (Wiley, 1997) and writes a technology column for the newspaper The National Psychologist and regular blogs for the magazine Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.

Dr. Rosen has been featured extensively in television, print, and radio media and has been a commentator on 60 Minutes, The Daily Show, 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) the distracted mind from the dual perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, (3) the impact of technology on health and sleep, (4) integrating technology in education, and (5) the impact of task switching during studying and in the classroom.

Dr. Rosen has four children including one in the iGeneration, one in the Net Generation and two in Generation X and three grandchildren to watch growing up with technology. He lives in San Diego, California. For fun, he creates works of “art” from a combination of old computer technology, clocks and early rock and roll music. In his free time, he enjoys reading international intrigue novels, fiddling with the newest geek toy, horse racing (watching and betting, not participating), going to independent films, listening to rock music, reading the NYT, listening to Howard Stern, watching the news, traveling and drinking coffee.

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