Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

By Larry D. Rosen; Stephen Hoye (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781452607160

Publication Date: March 2012

iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology, resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders, such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen provides solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives, while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper, leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

About the Author
Larry D. Rosen, PhD 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." He is the author of "iDisorder". Dr. Rosen has also 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".

Actor Stephen Hoye is a graduate of London's Guildhall and a veteran of London's West End. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has won thirteen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards.

Praise For Idisorder

"A clear warning against becoming someone who brings a smartphone to the dinner table." ---Kirkus