The Distracted Mind

Author: Adam Gazzaley

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 603

Why our brains aren't built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

Tech Generation

Author: Mike Brooks

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 990

Parents often worry about raising kids in a tech-saturated world - the threats of cyberbullying, video game violence, pornography, and sexting may seem inescapable. And while these dangers exist, there is a much more common and subtle way that technology can cause harm: by eroding our attention spans. Focused attention is fundamental to maintaining quality relationships, but our constant interaction with screens and social media is shortening our attention spans - which takes a toll on our personal connections with friends and family and our ability to form real relationships. Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, and teachers, combine cutting-edge research and expertise to create an engaging and helpful guide that emphasizes the importance of the parent-child relationship. They reject an "all or nothing" attitude towards technology, in favor of a balanced approach that neither idealizes nor demonizes the digital. Brooks and Lasser provide strategies for preventing technology from becoming problematic in the first place; steps for addressing problems when they arise; and ways of intervening when problems are out of control. They also discuss the increasingly challenging issue of technology use in schools, and how parents can collaborate with educators when concerns arise over kids' use of technology.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Issues in Media

Author: CQ Researcher,

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 414

What is the future of television? Do social media and big data threaten privacy rights? Do children have too much access to violent media content? Is reporting on global conflict worth the risk? These questions—and many more—are at the heart of today’s media landscape. Written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists, this collection of non-partisan reports focuses on fifteen hot-button issues impacting the media. With reports ranging from the fight over net neutrality to social media and politics, Issues in Media promotes in-depth discussion, facilitates further research, and helps readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written, presenting readers with all sides of an issue. Key Features: Chapters follow a consistent organization, beginning with a summary of the issue, then exploring a number of key questions around the issue, next offering background to put the issue into current context, and concluding with a look ahead. A pro/con debate box in every chapter offer readers the opportunity to critically analyze and discuss the issues by exploring a debate between two experts in the field. All issues include a chronology, a bibliography, photos, charts, and figures to offer readers a more complete picture of the issue at hand.


Author: Stephen Michael Kosslyn

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Psychology

Page: 724

View: 357

Appropriate for undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology. In an accessible 15-chapter format, psychological principles are used as a pedagogical system to guide and enhance the learning process, reinforced by a unique teaching theme. Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg introduce the field of psychology by 1) exploring how psychological principles can be applied to enhance learning and 2) integrating the field of psychology by viewing it from various perspectives (the brain, the person, the group). Offering a structured pedagogical system based on psychological research about how we best learn and remember information, students will use psychology to learn psychology. The unique student introduction, Using Psychology to Learn Psychology introduces this system and serves as a roadmap for active learning. Through their own research and clinical work, as well as their experiences as teachers, Kosslyn and Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning. Examining psychological issues from the levels of the brain (physiological mechanisms), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings) and the group (the physical and social world)

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey



Category: Libraries


View: 190

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.