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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society


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Table of Contents

About the Editors viii

List of Contributors x

Preface xxx

Acknowledgments xli

Part I The Psychology of Technology 1

1 The Acute and Chronic Impact of Technology on our Brain 3
David A. Ziegler, Jyoti Mishra, and Adam Gazzaley

2 Similarities and Differences in Workplace, Personal, and Technology ]Related Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes Across Five Generations of Americans 20
Larry D. Rosen and Jose M. Lara ]Ruiz

3 Internet Credibility and Digital Media Literacy 56
Nancy A. Cheever and Jeffrey Rokkum

4 Gender Digital Divide: Does it Exist and What are the Explanations? 74
Richard Joiner, Caroline Stewart, and Chelsey Beaney

5 Access and Attitudes to Digital Technologies Across the Adult Lifespan: Evidence from Distance Education 89
John T. E. Richardson and Anne Jelfs

6 Navigating Psychological Ethics in Shared Multi ]User Online Environments 105
Jeff Gavin and Karen Rodham Part II Children, Teens, and Technology 117

7 Executive Function in Risky Online Behaviors by Adolescents and Young Adults 119
L. Mark Carrier, Vanessa Black, Ludivina Vasquez, Aimee D. Miller, and Larry D. Rosen

8 Cyberbullying: Prevalence, Causes, and Consequences 142
Robin M. Kowalski and Elizabeth Whittaker

9 A Step Toward Understanding Cross ]National and Cross ]Cultural Variances in Cyberbullying 158
Fatih Bayraktar

10 Sexual Communication in the Digital Age 176
Michelle Drouin

11 Mobile Phone Dependency: What's All the Buzz About? 192
Michelle Drouin, Daren Kaiser, and Daniel A. Miller

12 Assessing the Written Language of Text Messages 207
Abbie Grace and Nenagh Kemp

13 Texting Behavior and Language Skills in Children and Adults 232
Sam Waldron, Nenagh Kemp, Beverly Plester, and Clare Wood

14 Are "Friends" Electric?: Why Those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Thrive in Online Cultures but Suffer in Offline Cultures 250
Mark Brosnan and Jeff Gavin Part III Social Media 271

15 Social Networking and Depression 273
Brian A. Feinstein, Vickie Bhatia, Jessica A. Latack, and Joanne Davila

16 Sex, Alcohol, and Depression: Adolescent Health Displays on Social Media 287
Megan A. Moreno and Megan A. Pumper

17 Exploring Disclosure and Privacy in a Digital Age: Risks and Benefits 301
Karin Archer, Emily Christofides, Amanda Nosko, and Eileen Wood

18 The Emergence of Mobile Social Network Platforms on the Mobile Internet 321
Andrew Richard Schrock

19 Technology and Self ]Presentation: Impression Management Online 339
Miriam Bartsch and Kaveri Subrahmanyam

20 Narcissism, Emerging Media, and Society 358
Keith W. Campbell and Jean M. Twenge Part IV Multitasking 371

21 Searching for Generation M: Does Multitasking Practice Improve Multitasking Skill? 373
L. Mark Carrier, Mike Kersten, and Larry D. Rosen

22 Multitasking and Attention: Implications for College Students 388
Laura L. Bowman, Bradley M. Waite, and Laura E. Levine

23 Understanding Multimedia Multitasking in Educational Settings 404
Eileen Wood and Lucia Zivcakova

24 Multitasking, Note ]Taking, and Learning in Technology ]Immersive
Learning Environments 420

Lin Lin and Chris Bigenho

25 Multitasking and Interrupted Task Performance: From Theory to Application 436
Nicole E. Werner, David M. Cades, and Deborah A. Boehm ]Davis Part V The Media's Impact on Audiences 453

26 Cultivation in the Twenty ]First Century 455
Nancy Signorielli

27 Internet Addiction 469
Petra Vondrack ova and David Smahel

28 Smashing the Screen: Violent Video Game Effects 486
Ann Lewis, Sara Prot, Christopher L. Groves, and Douglas A. Gentile

29 What is Known About Video Game and Internet Addiction After DSM ]5 502
Christopher L. Groves, Jorge A. Blanco ]Herrera, Sara Prot, Olivia N. Berch, Shea McCowen and Douglas A. Gentile

30 The Future of Technology in Education 514
Candrianna Clem and Reynol Junco

Index 533

About the Author

Larry D. Rosen is professor and past chair of the PsychologyDepartment at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is aresearch psychologist specializing in multitasking, socialnetworking, generational differences, parenting, child/adolescentdevelopment, and educational psychology. He has written five bookson the "Psychology of Technology" and writes regular blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He hasbeen featured extensively in television, print, and radio media andhas been a commentator on The Daily Show, Good MorningAmerica, NPR, and CNN. He has been quotedin hundreds of magazines and newspapers including USA Today, TheNew York Times, Newsweek, Time, Chicago Tribune,and The Los Angeles Times. Nancy A. Cheever is professor and past chair of theCommunications Department at California State University, DominguezHills. She is the co-author, with Larry Rosen and Mark Carrier, ofboth iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology andOvercoming Its Hold on Us (2012) and Rewired: Understandingthe iGeneration and the Way they Learn (2010). A formernewspaper journalist and magazine editor, Dr. Cheever s vastresearch interests examine emerging and existing media technologiesand their content and how they impact people s thoughts,behaviors and attitudes. Mark Carrier is professor and past chair of the PsychologyDepartment at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is aco-founder and director of the George Marsh Applied CognitionLaboratory where he researches applied cognition, psychology andtechnology, and cultural effects on thinking. Dr. Carrier is theco-author, with Larry Rosen and Nancy Cheever, of both iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology andOvercoming Its Hold on Us (2012) and Rewired: Understandingthe iGeneration and the Way they Learn (2010).


"A timely book that addresses a multitude of issues relavent to the rapidly evolving field of media psychology. The content includes current research in the field to the introduction of new research paradigms -- all edited by leading experts in the media psychology field. It is a state-of-the art book that is sure to be an essential reference guide for students, practitioners, and scholars." Dr Kimberly S. Young, Founder and Director, The Center for Internet Addiction & Recovery An outstanding treatise on the evolving world of communications technology. National and international experts share their cutting-edge research and exciting vision for the future. The internet and its newest permutations have truly revolutionized interpersonal communication in very fundamental ways. Pat DeLeon, former President American Psychological Association, Ph.D., J.D., MPH

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