Published Work

Publications (2015-2016)

[Book] Gazzaley, A. & Rosen, L. D. (2016). The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains Living in a High-Tech World. MIT Press.

Uncapher, M. R., Lin, L., Rosen, L.D., Kirkorian, H. L., Baron, N. S., Bailey, K., Cantor, J., Strayer, D. L., Anderson, D. R., Parsons, T., & Wagner, A. (submitted for publication). Media Multitasking is Associated with Cognitive, Psychological, Neural, and Learning Differences.

Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L. M., Miller, A., Rokkum, J., & Ruiz, A. (2016). Sleeping With Technology: Cognitive, Affective and Technology Usage Predictors of Sleep Problems Among College Students. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 2, 49-56.

Croom, C., Gross, B., Rosen, L.D., & Rosen, B. (2016). What’s Her Face(book)? How Many of Their Facebook “Friends” Can College Students Actually Identify? Computers in Human Behavior, 56,135-141.

Carrier, L. M., Spradlin, A., Bunce, J., & Rosen, L. D. (2015). Virtual empathy: Positive and negative impacts of going online upon empathy in young adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 39-48.

Rosen, L. D. (2015). Conquering Digital Distraction. Harvard Business Review, 93(6), 110-113.

[Edited Handbook] Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Carrier, L. M. (May, 2015). The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

[Book Chapter] Rosen, L. D., & Lara-Ruiz, J. (May, 2015).  Similarities and differences in workplace, personal and technology-related values, beliefs and attitudes across five generations of Americans. In L. D. Rosen, N. A. Cheever, & L. M. Carrier (Eds.), The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 20-55.

[Book Chapter] Carrier, L. M., Black, V., Vasquez, L., Miller, A., & Rosen, L. D. (May, 2015).  Executive Function in Risky Only Behaviors by Adolescents and Young Adults. In L. D. Rosen, N. A. Cheever, & L. M. Carrier (Eds.), The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 119-141.

[Book Chapter] Carrier, L. M., Kersten, M., & Rosen, L. D. (May, 2015).  Searching for Generation M: Does multitasking practice improve multitasking skill? In L. D. Rosen, N. A. Cheever, & L. M. Carrier (Eds.), The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 373-387.

Carrier, L. M., Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Lim, A. F. (2015). Causes, effects, and practicalities of everyday multitaskingDevelopmental Review Special Issue: Living in the Net Generation: Multitasking, Learning and Development, 35, 64-78.

Recent Publications (2008-2014)

Cheever, N.A., Rosen, L.D., Carrier, L.M., & Chavez, A. (2014). Out of sight is not out of mind: The impact of restricting wireless mobile device use on anxiety levels among low, moderate and high usersComputers in Human Behavior, 37, 290-297.

Rosen, L.D., Lim, A.F., Felt, J., Carrier, L.M., Cheever, N.A., Lara-Ruiz, J.M., Mendoza, J.S., & Rokkum, J. (2014). Media and Technology Use Predicts Ill-Being Among Children, Preteens and TeenagersIndependent of the Negative Health Impacts of Exercise and Eating Habits. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 364-375.

Rosen, L.D., Whaling, K., Carrier, L.M., Cheever, N.A., and Rokkum, J. (2013). The Media and Technology Usage and Attitudes Scale: An empirical investigationComputers in Human Behavior, 29(6), 2501-2511.

Rosen, L.D., Carrier, L.M., & Cheever, N.A. (2013). Facebook and texting made me do it: Media-induced task-switching while studying. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(3), 948-958.

Rosen, L.D., Whaling, K., Rab, S., Carrier, L.M., & Cheever, N.A. (2013). Is Facebook Creating “iDisorders”? The Link Between Clinical Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders and Technology Use, Attitudes and Anxiety. Computers in Human Behavior 29, 1243-1254.

Carrier, L.M., Rab, S., Rosen, L.D., Vasquez, L., & Cheever, N.A. (2012) Pathways for Learning from 3D TechnologyInternational Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 7(1), 53-69.

Rosen, L.D., Lim, A.F., Carrier, L.M., & Cheever, N.A. (2011). An Empirical Examination of the Educational Impact of Text Message-Induced Task Switching in the Classroom: Educational Implications and Strategies to Enhance LearningPsicologia Educativa, 17(2), 163-177.

Rosen, L.D. (2011). Welcome to the iGeneration and Generation C! Educational Technology Solutions, 49, 41-44.

Rosen, L.D. (2011). Teaching the iGenerationEducational Leadership, 68(5), 10-15.

Rosen, L.D., Chang, J., Erwin, L., Carrier, L.M., & Cheever, N.A. (2010). The Relationship between “Textisms” and Formal and Informal Writing Among Young AdultsCommunication Research37(3) 420-440.

Carrier, L.M., Cheever, N.A., Rosen, L.D., Benitez, S., & Chang, J. (2009). Multitasking Across Generations: Multitasking Choices and Difficulty Ratings in Three Generations of AmericansComputers in Human Behavior25, 483-489.

Rosen, L.D., Cheever, N.A., Cummings, C., & Felt, J. (2008). The Impact of Emotionality and Self-Disclosure on Online Dating versus Traditional DatingComputers in Human Behavior, 24, 2124-2157.

Rosen, L.D., Cheever, N.A., & Carrier, L.M. (2008).The Association of Parenting Style and Child Age with Parental Limit Setting and Adolescent MySpace BehaviorJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 459-471.

Book Chapter

Rosen, L.D. (2013). Status Update: Technology May Be Driving You Mad. Connecting Minds, Creating the Future: Visionary Thinking on the Global Issues of Our Time. United Arab Emirates: Dubai Expo 2020.

Older Journal Articles Prior To 2000

Rosen, L.D., & Weil, M.M. (Spring 1999) “TechnoProfessionals: Rules for Thriving in the New Millennium”. HDSAware! (online magazine of Hitachi Data Systems).

Rosen, L.D, & Weil, M.M. (Fall 1998). Multitasking Madness. Context Magazine, 70-72.

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1998). “How User Psychology Makes Technology Projects Fail”. HDSAware! (online magazine of Hitachi Data Systems).

Rosen, L.D. (1997). Psychologists and Technology: A look at the future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 27(6), 635-638.

Rosen, L.D., & Weil, M.M. (1995). Adult and Teenage Consumer Users of Technology: Potholes on the Information Superhighway? Journal of Consumer Affairs, 29(1), 55-84.

Rosen, L.D., & Weil, M.M. (1995). Computer Availability, Computer Experience and Technophobia Among Public School Teachers. Computers in Human Behavior, 11(1), 9-31.

Rosen, L.D. & Weil, M.M. (1995). Computer Anxiety: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of University Students in 10 Countries. Computers in Human Behavior, 11(1), 45-64.

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1995). The Psychological Impact of Technology From a Global Perspective: A study of technological sophistication and technophobia in university students from 23 countries. Computers in Human Behavior, 11(1), 95-133.

Rosen, L.D., Sears, D.C., & Weil, M.M. (1993). Treating Technophobia: A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Computerphobia Reduction Program. Computers in Human Behavior, 9, 27-50.

Weil, M.M., Rosen, L.D. & Wugalter, S. (1990). The Etiology of Computerphobia. Computers in Human Behavior, 6, 361-379.

Rosen, L.D. & Maguire, P.D. (1990). Myths and realities of computerphobia: A meta-analysis. Anxiety Research, 3, 175-191.

Rosen, L.D., Sears, D.C. & Weil, M.M. (1987). Computerphobia. Behavior Research Methods, Instrumentation, & Computers, 19(2), 167-179.

Weil, M.M., Rosen, L.D. & Sears, D.C. (1987). The Computerphobia Reduction Program: Year 1. Program development and preliminary results. Behavior Research Methods, Instrumentation, & Computers, 19(2), 180-184.

Research Reports

Are Computer, Video and Arcade Games Affecting Children’s Behavior? An Empirical Study

Results of Our 49-Month Study of Business Attitudes Show Clerical/Support Staff, Managers and Executives Using More Technology at Work and at Home and Becoming More Hesitant Toward New Technology [An Executive Summary of this Study] (2000)

Changing Y2K Attitudes: A Seven-Month Study (1999)

A COMPARISON OF Y2K ATTITUDES IN THE USA AND SLOVAKIA: Y2K is Truly an International TechnoStress (1999)

Comparison of Online Users and Nonusers

Public Interest in the Information Superhighway

Reports and Commentaries on MySpace

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Adolescents in MySpace: Identity Formation, Friendship and Sexual Predators

Short Report 2006-01: Sexual Predators on MySpace: A Deeper Look at Teens Being Stalked or Approached for Sexual Liaisons

Short Report 2006-02: Memo to All Parents of Adolescents: It’s Time to Create Your Own MySpace Page

Short Report 2006-03: Blocking Sexual Predators and Cyberbullies on MySpace: The Kids are Alright

Commentary 2006-01: The MySpace Generation Lives on the Internet

Press Releases

June 26, 2006 - First Major Study of MySpace Suggests Sexual Predator Reports in the Media Overblown/Unfounded – Parental Ignorance of Teen Activities on Site is High


Rosen, L.D., Sears, D.C., & Weil, M.M. (1992). Measuring Technophobia. A manual for the administration and scoring of three instruments: Computer Anxiety Rating Scale (Form C), General Attitudes Toward Computers Scale (Form C) and Computer Thoughts Survey (Form C). California State University Dominguez Hills, Computerphobia Reduction Program.


Rosen, L.D. & Weil, M.M. (1995, Fall). Stalled on the Onramp to the Information Superhighway? Tips for Mental Health Professionals to Merge Online. Treatment Today, 48-49.

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1994). The Technological Revolution: Psychiatrists Need Technology Now. Psychiatric Times, 11(9), 37-39.

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1994). Psychologists Move into the Technological Age. The California Psychologist, 27(4), 21.

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1994). The “Psychology” of Technology. Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow, 3(3), 37-39..

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1994, May). The Technology of Psychology and the Psychology of Technology. The Orange County Psychologist, 9-11.

Rosen, L.D. & Weil, M.M. (1994). The Psychological Impact of Technology. Computers and Society, 24(1), 3-9.

Rosen, L.D., & Weil, M.M. (1994, February). Planning for Mental Health Care on the Information Superhighway. The Orange County Psychologist.

Weil, M.M., & Rosen, L.D. (1994, January). Terms for the Technologically Timid. The Orange County Psychologist, pp. 10-11.

Rosen, L.D., & Weil, M.M. (1993, Dec.). What we have learned from a decade of research (1983-1993) on “The psychological impact of technology”. CTG News: The Newsletter of the Communications Technology Group.

Rosen, L.D., & Weil, M.M. (1990). Computers, classroom instruction, and the computerphobic university student. Collegiate Microcomputer, 8, 275-283.

ERIC Documents

Rosen, L.D., Sears, D.C. & Weil, M.M. (1989). The Model Computerphobia Reduction Program: A Longitudinal Evaluation. (Monograph No. 3). California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 318 467)

Weil, M.M., Rosen, L.D., & Shaw, S. (1988). Computerphobia Reduction Program: Clinical Resource Manual. California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 318 468)

Rosen, L.D. (1988). A Model Program for Computerphobia Reduction. California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 318 466.

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