At the present time, Dr. Rosen and colleagues and are working on the following research projects:
- Currently there are four or maybe five or six generations of children, teens and adults. The iGeneration — those born after 2000 — and Generation “C” — those born in the new millennium — form the newest generations of techno-savvy, media rich, multitasking children. This study (in process) is examining members of the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X, the Net Generation, iGeneration and Generation C and comparing their attitudes and values and use of media and technology.
Health and Media Among Children
- Study 1 (in process) is looking at the impact of media on the physical and emotional health of children, teens and young adults.
- Study 2 (in process) is examining the relationship between media and technology usage and signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders.
Sleeping With Technology
- This study is looking at the impact of technology and media use in the last hour before bedtime.
Multitasking in the Classroom and in the Home
- Study 1 (published) examined the impact of text message interruptions during a university lecture.
- Study 2 (in process) examined the ability of teens and young adults to study amidst potential distractions.
The Future of the Internet
- Perceptions of the “Future of the Internet” in 2020 across generations of Americans (a comparison with an identical study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project with technology experts).
- The sense of “being there” in electronic communications.
Multitasking and English Literacy
- This study examined the amount and impact of multitasking in children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, we are investigating the impact of multitasking and the use of language shortcuts such as acronyms (LOL) and the removal of apostrophes (dont) on English literacy (expressive and receptive).
Preference for Peer versus Expert Advice on the Internet
- This study examines whether adults prefer expert advice over peer advice on issues of book purchases, medical information, hotel reservations, technology purchases, etc.
Negative Media Representation of Sexual Predators, Cyberbullying, Internet Addiction and MySpace (2003-2008)
- This study examines how the media has provided a continued and escalating negative representation of online issues such as sexual predators, cyberbullying, and MySpace.