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Dr. Larry Rosen

“Everything we do rewires our brains, but Facebook is having a very strong impact on our society and social fabric”

Dr. Larry Rosen is Professor and past chair of the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in multitasking, social networking, generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development, and educational psychology, and is recognized as an international expert in the “Psychology of Technology.”

Over the past 25-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 30,000 people in the United States and in 22 other countries. He has written five books including: (1) iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us; (2) Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn; (3) Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation; (4) TechnoStress: Coping with Technology @Work @Home @Play and (5) The Mental Health Technology Bible and writes a technology column for the newspaper The National Psychologist and a regular blog for the magazine Psychology Today.

Dr. Rosen has been featured extensively in television, print, and radio media and has been a commentator on Good Morning America, NPR, and CNN. He has been quoted in hundreds of magazines and newspapers including USA Today, New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. He maintains an extremely active research program and his most recent investigations include: (1) generational differences in technology use and multitasking, (2) integrating technology in education, (3) the impact of social networks on adolescents and parents, (4) online empathy, (5) the impact of task switching during studying and in the classroom, and (5) the impact of texting language on English literacy.

Dr. Rosen has four children including one in the iGeneration (his “baby” will be graduating Yale University this coming year!), one in the Net Generation and two in Generation X and lives in San Diego, California. For “fun” he makes an annual Christmas gingerbread house extravaganza with his children, which is now in its 22nd year and creates works of art from a combination of old computer technology and early rock and roll music. In his free time (what free time?) he enjoys fiddling with the newest geek toy (currently his iPad3), body surfing, horse racing (watching and betting, not participating), going to independent movies, making his own wine and drinking coffee.

Podcast:

August 29, 2012

01: Has The Housing Market Finally Bottomed Out?

According to some experts, the housing market may have bottomed and July's recent price rise may be the beginning of a trend...or not. Tune in for some level-headed advice and some common sense analysis of the real numbers.

02: If it Quacks like a duck, it might be a chicken

Housing prices are driven by 3 things. Tune in to find out if any of them are driving this surprise summer price rise.

03: Obsessing Over Technology

Could you go a whole day or even a few hours without checking your smart phone or Facebook page? Have the benefits of technology been outweighed by the negative effects on the human condition? Brian welcomes author and Professor, Dr. Larry Rosen to the show to discuss how technology is forcing a kind of evolution on humans and how you can regain control over its power.

04: Is Facebook Making You a Narcissist?

Do people who are totally "into themselves" attract to platforms like Facebook and Twitter for the exposure and ability to talk about themselves or does social media develop these tendencies in people who otherwise are pretty normal? Don't be afraid to tune in to this one, we love you just the way you are!



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