The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society

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  • 586 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Featuring contributions from an international array of experts, thoughtfully assembled by three of the leading authorities on the psychology of technology, this state–of–the–art handbook provides an innovative and evidence–driven examination of technology s impact on society and human behavior. Discussions cover a range of topical issues, including technology use by children and adolescents, social networking, Internet addiction and dependency, Internet credibility, multitasking, impression management, and audience reactions to media. The latest research on generational differences, Internet literacy, cyberbullying, sexting, Internet and cell phone dependency, and online risky behavior is seamlessly integrated into critical analysis. Chapters range from overviews of current research, to critical reviews of the field, and introductions to new research paradigms and data that further elucidate the psychological impacts of technology.

Moving beyond established scholarship on the psychology of the Internet to address a wider variety of technologies, including smartphones, video games, tablet computing, etc.,The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society will prove to be an essential reference for students and scholars of media psychology and anyone engaged in better understanding technology s impact on our modern lives.
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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 3David 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 20Larry D. Rosen and José M. Lara ]Ruiz

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

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

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

6 Navigating Psychological Ethics in Shared Multi ]User Online Environments 105Jeff Gavin and Karen Rodham

Part II Children, Teens, and Technology 117

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

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

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

10 Sexual Communication in the Digital Age 176Michelle Drouin

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

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

13 Texting Behavior and Language Skills in Children and Adults 232Sam 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 250Mark Brosnan and Jeff Gavin

Part III Social Media 271

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

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

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

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

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

20 Narcissism, Emerging Media, and Society 358Keith W. Campbell and Jean M. Twenge

Part IV Multitasking 371

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

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

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

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

Lin Lin and Chris Bigenho

25 Multitasking and Interrupted Task Performance: From Theory to Application 436Nicole 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 455Nancy Signorielli

27 Internet Addiction 469Petra Vondráck ová and David mahel

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

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

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

Index 533

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Larry D. Rosen is professor and past chair of the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist specializing in multitasking, social networking, generational differences, parenting, child/adolescent development, and educational psychology. He has written five books on the "Psychology of Technology" and writes regular blogs forPsychology Today and theHuffington Post. He has been featured extensively in television, print, and radio media and has been a commentator onThe Daily Show, Good Morning America,NPR, andCNN.  He has been quoted in hundreds of magazines and newspapers includingUSA Today, The New York Times, Newsweek,Time,Chicago Tribune, andThe Los Angeles Times.

Nancy A. Cheever is professor and past chair of the Communications Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is the co–author, with Larry Rosen and Mark Carrier, of bothiDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us (2012) andRewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way they Learn (2010). A former newspaper journalist and magazine editor, Dr. Cheever s vast research interests examine emerging and existing media technologies and their content and how they impact people s thoughts, behaviors and attitudes.

Mark Carrier is professor and past chair of the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a co–founder and director of the George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory where he researches applied cognition, psychology and technology, and cultural effects on thinking. Dr. Carrier is the co–author, with Larry Rosen and Nancy Cheever, of bothiDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us (2012) andRewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way they Learn (2010).
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