x, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
iDisorder: why are we all acting crazy? -- Media starts with "me" -- Obsessively checking in with your technology, 24/7 -- Getting high on technology: hooked on smartphones, social networking, and texting -- The ups (and downs) of leading a cyberlife -- Sorry I missed the meeting, I went to check my e-mail and the next thing I knew it was two hours later -- Communication 101 safety (and training) behind the screen -- You only think you're dying: when pain is just pain -- Does my profile pic make me look fat? : new media and our relationship with our appearance -- Delusions, hallucinations, and social avoidance: is technology making us appear "schizo"? -- We like to watch -- It's all in your mind.
The symptoms of iDisorder includes 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. The authors argue that his constant flow of information is more than the human mind was meant to handle. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," the authors offer explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." They offer strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. The authors teach us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world, and that there is a way to achieve harmony with technology without being controlled by the constant influx of information..
Fox Valley Technical College
Cheever, Nancy A.
Carrier, L. Mark.