Mark Carrier

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychology


(310) 243-3499




Ph.D.University of California, San Diego1994
M.A.University of California, San Diego1993
B.A.University of California, San DIego1988

Applied Cognition, Psychology of Technology, Cognitive Psychology, Critical Thinking

The research in our laboratory centers around the psychology of technology use. Generally, we are interested in the differences in offline and online behavior and in how cognitive limitations affect technology use. A prominent line of research focuses upon distraction and multitasking while interacting with personal technology.

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Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L. M., Miller, A., Rokkum, J., & Ruiz, A. (2016). Sleeping with technology: Cognitive, affective and technology usage predictors of sleep problems in college students. Sleep Health, 2, 49-56

Carrier, L. M., Black, V., Vasquez, L., Miller, A., & Rosen, L. D. (2015). Executive function in risky online behaviors by adolescents and young adults. In Rosen, L., Cheever, N., & Carrier, M. (Eds.), The handbook of psychology, technology and society (119-141). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell

Carrier, L. M., Kersten, M., & Rosen, L. D. (2015). Searching for Generation M: Does multitasking practice improve multitasking skill? In L. D. Rosen, N. A. Cheever, & L. M. Carrier (Eds.), The handbook of psychology, technology and society (373-387). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell

Carrier, L. M., Spradlin, A., Bunce, J., & Rosen, L. D. (2015). Virtual empathy: Positive and negative impacts of going online upon empathy in young adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 39-48.

Carrier, L. M., Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Lim, A. (2015). Causes, effects, and practicalities of everyday multitasking. [Special issue on living in the “Net” generation: Multitasking, learning and development] Developmental Review, 35, 64-78. 

Cheever, N. A., Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L, M., & Chavez, A. (2014). Out of sight is not out of mind: The impact of restricting wireless mobile device use on anxiety among low, moderate and high users. Computers in Human Behavior, 37, 290-297.

PSY 101: General Studies Psychology
PSY 110: Critical Thinking
SBS 318: Culture and Cognition