About the Author
Dr. Larry Rosen
Dr. Larry Rosen is Past Chair and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in multitasking, distraction, generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development, and educational psychology. He is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology."
Over the past 30-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 50,000 people in the United States and in 22 other countries. He has written five books including: iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us, Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn; Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation; and TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @Work @Home @Play. He writes a technology column for the newspaper The National Psychologist and pens regular blogs for the magazine Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. His next book, The Distracted Mind, which he is co-authoring with Dr. Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at UC San Francisco, should come out in late 2014 or early 2015. The Distracted Mind will talk about why we get distracted so easily from both the outside (mainly by technology) and from the inside (from a combination of neurotransmitters) from the dual perspectives of neuroscience research and psychological research and how to learn to focus and avoid the distractions.