Dr. L. Mark Carrier – Research Interests


My research interests are in the area of Applied Cognitive Psychology. I am a Founding Faculty Member of the George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory at CSU Dominguez Hills, along with Dr. Larry Rosen (Psychology Department) and Nancy Cheever (Communications Department). I am currently involved in the following research projects, which fall mainly into two broad areas:


Technology and Psychology

  • The Internet and Behavior
  • Multitasking (recent paper)
  • Multimodal Technology-based Learning
  • Online Word-of-mouth (draft paper)
  • Texting and Literacy (draft paper)
  • Parenting on the Internet (recent paper)
  • Online Users Evaluation of Information Sources
  • Bilingualism and Technology Use (draft paper)


Culture and Learning

  • Cultural Relevance of Health Education Materials
  • Training of Students from Underrepresented Groups
  • Diversity and Open-mindedness
  • Facilitation of First-year College Success (technical report)


If you would like to reach me, the best way is via e-mail (lcarrier@csudh.edu) but you can also reach me at the George Marsh Lab, CSUDH, SBS B241A, 310-243-2325.



Answers to Questions about My Research


- What is “thrashing” in human multitasking?

- What are the effects of being interrupted?

- Are you skilled enough to talk on the cell phone while driving?





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