Book #Giveaway: iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology by Larry D. Rosen

Thursday, April 05, 2012 Posted by Dina N

It's no secret that many of us spend a lot of time glued to various gadgets. We email, text, shop, read, play games, study, pay bills, tweet, keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook. We depend on technology and a world without it seems impossible. Just how obsessed are we with technology? And how do we fight this obsession? A fascinating new book discusses our society's aptly named iDisorder.

Book Description
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 offers 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 Rosen, Ph. D. 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.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Dr. Rosen's book, iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us!

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12 comments:

  1. Beth said...

    I'm working on the Lying Game series.

  2. Kathy said...

    Fifty Shades of Grey

  3. holdenj said...

    So Damn Lucky.

  4. Melissa said...

    Right now Im reading Born Clear - trying to get ready for the birth of our baby.

  5. JSweeps said...

    Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Wiener

  6. LeAnn said...

    Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

  7. LeAnn said...

    Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

  8. Linda Kish said...

    Alex Cross's Trial

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. Trung Nguyen said...

    I'm been reading some technical books about programming.

  10. Maureen said...

    I am reading About That Night by Julie James.

  11. Debbie said...

    I am reading Mercy by Jodi Picoult
    Thanks!

  12. Lana Bradstream said...

    MIDNIGHT RECKONING by Kendra Leigh Castle.

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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