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About Dr. Rosen

Dr. Larry Rosen is Professor 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 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.

Dr. Rosen has four children including one in the iGeneration (his “baby” graduated Yale University this past year!), one in the Net Generation and two in Generation X and lives in San Diego, California. For “fun” he makes an annual Christmas gingerbread house extravaganza with his children, which is now in its 22nd year and creates works of art from a combination of old computer technology and early rock and roll music. In his free time (what free time?) he enjoys fiddling with the newest geek toy (currently his iPad), body surfing, horse racing (watching and betting, not participating), going to independent movies, making his own wine and drinking coffee.

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