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iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us Hardcover – March 27, 2012
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“Thoughtful, clearly written and full of ideas and data you'll want to throw into dinner-party conversation.” ―The New York Times
“Rosen's ideas are thought-provoking, and the changes he suggests are realistic to implement. Very readable.” ―Library Journal Xpress
“In iDisorder, Dr. Larry Rosen takes readers on a thought-provoking tour of how new technology is dramatically changing our lives and redefining what we consider normal versus disordered behavior.” ―Gary Small, M.D., director of UCLA Center on Aging and bestselling author of The Memory Bible
“Rosen's book, iDisorder, tells us how not to let too much of a good thing become a bad thing. Digital technologies are machines that can enhance or harm our minds. Rosen tells us how to keep our minds safe and sane.” ―James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University
“Well-researched insights into the impact of technology on our psychological well-being and mental health. Rosen continues to serve as a pioneer in the field with this groundbreaking book that provides guidance and expertise on the deeper roots of psychological problems related to technology use.” ―Dr. Kimberly Young, author of Caught in the Net and Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide for Evaluation and Treatment
“In iDisorder, Dr. Rosen provides comprehensive coverage of many mental health issues facing our overuse of technology. This complex and challenging book provides clear and concise guidance when dealing with these issues.” ―Martin A. Saeman, managing editor, The National Psychologist
“iDisorder is a futurist psychologist's fascinating glimpse into the 21st century. In this book, Rosen shows you and your loved ones how to regain control over your technology-centric lives.” ―Pat DeLeon, former president American Psychological Association
About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
iDisorder discusses our reliance and blind acceptance/worship of technology. For example people who follow their GPS directions even when they are told to make a right turn into a body of water.
Of course it touches on the media's portrayal of ideal body images and how it can cause eating disorders and it can even lead to men thinking they aren't muscular enough.
Like any other communications book, there is the dialogue on whether or not children's consumption of violent media can lead to violence.
It's well written by professors who have done extensive research on their respective topics but there aren't excessive numbers and facts the weigh the text down. There are lots of anecdotes and very valid points/arguments.
Overall a good read even if your not in an upper division communications course.
Dr. Rosen has inspired me to look much deeper into the research and ideas floating around about how technology can negatively affect our mental states, but his book didn't explain it as deeply as I would have liked.
Most recent customer reviews
I was very disappointed when I found out that that is only theory based.
Not serious information, and useless.