Dr. Larry D. Rosen

Dr. Rosen is Past Chair and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist, computer educator and is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology." Over the past 25 years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 30,000 children, teens, college students, parents, business managers, secretaries, school teachers, and university administrators in the United States and in 23 other countries. He has written four books, dozens of articles for professional journals, has given national and international presentations and writes a column for the bi-monthly newspaper The National Psychologist. He has been awarded numerous federal and local grants, including over $280,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the study and treatment of technophobia. For his research, teaching and university service, Dr. Rosen has been honored twice in the past decade as one of the Outstanding Professors in the California State University system.

Dr. Rosen's current research includes generational differences in technology and media usage, the impact of media on health in children and teens, the impact of text message interruptions during classroom lectures, an examination of the impact of MySpace on parents and adolescents, online dating, multitasking and English literacy in children and adults, preferences for peer versus expert opinions on the Internet, and the impact of video game playing by children, teenagers, and young adults. He has written four book including: TechnoStress: Coping With Technology @WORK @HOME @PLAY" (John Wiley & Sons, 1998), and Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), The Mental Health Technology Bible (John Wiley & Sons, 1997). 

His newest book Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn will be published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Dr. Rosen has been interviewed extensively by the television, print, and radio media. He has been a commentator on Good Morning America, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, Lifetime Television, local Los Angeles and San Diego news stations and others, and has been quoted in hundreds of magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Selling Magazine,Newsday, Chronicle of Higher Education, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, New York Times, and USA Today.

Dr. Rosen is a member of the Board of Directors of the S.E.E. Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children which oversees worldwide programs for educating deaf children through sign language. Through experiences with his deaf son (now an honors student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute), he has become a strong advocate for the use of Signing Exact English, a sign language that preserves English word order and provides a strong conceptual basis for acquiring language skills.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI) and the advisory board for the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Dr. Rosen received his B.A. in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) from UCLA where he was honored as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Rosen is also a Principal in Byte Back, a company that assists in successful implementation of technology. He has four children ranging from 17 to 32, covering both the Net Generation and Generation X, and all are happily immersed in technology in healthy ways.  For a full curriculum vitae, please click here.

For more information Larry Rosen can be contacted at lrosen@csudh.edu
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