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Digital Mindfulness Podcast #16 Dr. Larry Rosen: iDisorders

By 28th August 2015 No Comments

This is the first generation of people that work, play, think and learn differently than their parents, … They are the first generation to not be afraid of technology. It’s like the air to them.” – Don Tapscott

In this episode of Digital Mindfulness, I speak with the Educator and Research Psychologist, Dr. Larry Rosen about his work and his perspective on the psychology of technology.

We are living through one of the greatest technological advancements the world has ever seen and as human beings we are just now learning how this impacts our psyches, our relationships and our physiology. Dr. Rosen is a Professor and is the former chair of the psychology department at California State University. He has dedicated his entire research agenda to understanding how techology affects human beings, particularly with respect to multitasking, social networking, generational differences and child and adolescent behaviour.

Dr. Rosen has written five books including iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold On Us and Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, NPR and CNN and has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, Time and the Los Angeles Times.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How in-person empathy is six times more potent than virtual empathy
  • Strategies we can take to preserve our mental health whilst living in digitised societies
  • How digital technology can produce behaviours that mimick narcissistic personality disorders

 

 

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Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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