IDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

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Macmillan, Mar 27, 2012 - PSYCHOLOGY - 246 pages
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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

 

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Contents

Why Are We All Acting Crazy?
1
Two Media Starts with Me
17
Three Obsessively Checking in with Your Technology 247
47
Hooked on Smartphones Social Networking and Texting
61
Five The Ups and Downs of Leading a Cyberlife
75
Six Sorry I Missed the Meeting I Went to Check My EMail and the Next Thing I Knew It Was Two Hours Later ...
103
Safety and Training behind the Screen
123
When Pain Is Just Pain
139
Nine Does My Profile Pic Make Me Look Fat? New Media and Our Relationship with Our Appearance ...
155
Is Technology Making Us Appear Schizo?
169
Eleven We Like to Watch
185
Twelve Its All in Your Mind
201
Notes
221
Index
243
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Larry Rosen is past chair and professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist and computer educator, and is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology." Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 30,000 children, teens, and adults in the United States and in 23 other countries. Dr. Rosen has been a commentator on Good Morning America, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, and Lifetime Television, and has been quoted in hundreds of magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and USA Today. He is a featured blogger for Psychology Today and has spoken to audiences around the world for the past 30 years on how technology is affecting our way of life. He lives in San Diego, California.

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