Published Work

Publications (2015-2016)

Carrier, L. M., Spradlin, A., Bunce, J., & Rosen, L. D. (Accepted for publication). Virtual empathy: Positive and negative impacts of going online upon empathy in young adults. Computers in Human Behavior.

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

[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).  Exploring the role of executive function in risky online behaviors by youths. 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. (in press). Causes, effects, and practicalities of everyday multitaskingDevelopmental Review Special Issue: Living in the Net Generation: Multitasking, Learning and Development.

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.

An interview study of over 200 California Psychologists and their use of mental health technology, including comparisons of those who use and do not use computers, software and other technology.

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.

Two studies of adults and teenagers examining who uses and does not use 32 different consumer, business, and entertainment technology devices. Results indicated that older, technophobic adults with little technology training and lower income, Black and Hispanic technophobic teenagers did not use most technological devices.

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.

An examination of the reasons why teachers are not using computers and technology. This empirical study of nearly 600 elementary, and secondary teachers in 54 schools across five urban districts showed that variables other than computer experience play a role in resistance to technology.

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.

A comparison of factor structures from university students in 10 countries highlighted cultural differences in responses to computers.

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.

A massive study of 3,392 students in 23 countries examined technological sophistication and technological discomfort as predictors of technology utilization. This study highlights the importance of public attitudes, cultural characteristics, political climate, educational attitudes and overall technological support in determining successful adaptation to technology.

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.

This study analyzed the results of a three-year program to treat technophobia and highlighted its simplicity and long-term results.

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

This study examined the factors that either precede or retard the development of computerphobia.

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

This study examined research through 1990 in assessing the myths surrounding computerphobia.

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

This study presented five studies that began the investigation of the incidence and proliferation of computerphobia.

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.

This article presents the underpinnings of a program designed to remove computerphobia.

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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