iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us
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 te
By: Larry D. Rosen
This book was about emotional, psychological disorders that can be caused or be worsen by the overuse of modern technology. This book talked about many kinds of personality disorders, such as a disorder that you always think you have a disease, or a disorder that you are the most significant existing human on Earth ( Narcissism ). It goes in depth though each disorder and des ...more
I would tend to agree.
This book outlines the impact that the heavy use of technology is having on people - and it isn't good.
Dr. Rosen doesn't propose the impossible - to get rid of it entirely. However, he adv ...more
No matter where we go---to a restaurant, a movie, a public restroom, and yes, even a funeral, people are seen clutching and using a slim device that allows them to do just about anything they can do from an Internet-enabled computer at home. Who hasn’t attended a so-called business meeting during which every person is staring at a MacBookPro and talk ...more
My review: this book discusses iDisorder, such as narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addition, depression, ADHD, social phobia, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, schizo disordres and voyeurism caused by computer usage.
Baby Boomers, Gen Xers(1965-1979), Net Generation(1080-1989), iGeneration(1990-1998)
Laptop ---> Netbook(light weight Laptop) --- > smartphone --->Tablet, e-reader -- > iPod, followed by iPod Touch, about music
Chap 2 Media start with "me": my ...more
I found the work to be monotonously repetitive and the author to blame significant behaviors on technology. He is the expert, I am not, and if he says he is not I respect this analysis. I would point out that the body of work seems to build substantial evidence that he is a Luddite, and one can envision him protesting the Horsele ...more
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Larry D. Rosen
This book was about emotional, psychological disorders that can be caused or be worsen by the overuse of modern technology. This book talked about many kinds of personality disorders, such as a disorder that you always think you have a disease, or a disorder that you are the most significant existing human on Earth ( Narcissism ). It goes in depth though each disorder and describ ...more
That said, there are some interesting statistics included, and some ideas about our relationsh ...more
(And I’d further to suggest that you read the paper version of the book rathe ...more
Actually I really enjoyed this book. I was able to relate to some of the the theories and oddly enough they made sense. The lessons that this book provides gives you insight. There are quizzes and tables to see how bad you are with always gaming or texting. I now will practice a few of the techniques he offered in this book. No longer will I have a cell phone on the t ...more
He is quite the flatterer (of himself) though. He seems to be trying to convince the reader (right from the outset) that his is a book worth reading. For example, "[o]ne of the strengths of this book is that I come from a psychological perspective that integrates theory..."
I love some of the anecdotes in the book, and seeing the statistics ...more
I recommadate everyone to read this book. It will change your life.
Jury is out - I'll wait until I've read it to comment more.