Understanding Our Dependency on Technology and Overcoming Our Addiction

Book - 2012
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
ISBN: 9780230117570
Branch Call Number: 303.483 ROSEN
Characteristics: x, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Nov 05, 2013

In his new book, Larry Rosen takes on our emerging and increasingly undeniable obsession with 21st century digital gadgetry. iDisorder is the name he gives the disconnect of using our mobile devices healthfully and how we currently use them. Personally, I think it's too soon to know what constitutes a healthy use. Humans are, after all, a surprisingly adaptable bunch.

Dr. Rosen shares a number of case studies of people whose lives are negatively affected by technology use, and digital connectivity clearly exasperates the social difficulties they're already experiencing. There's no turning back the winds of change on this one—technology is only going to become more integrated in our lives.


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