Atchley, Paul, and Amelia Warden. "The Need of Young Adults to Text Now: Using Delay Discounting to Assess Informational Choice."
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
1, no. 4 (December 2012): 229-34. This study exposes the psychology of why teens can't seem to put away phones.
Bargh, John A., Katelyn Y. A. Mckenna, and Grainne M. Fitzsimons. "Can You See the Real Me? Activation and Expression of the "True Self" on the Internet."
Journal of Social Issues
58, no. 1 (2002): 33-48. A fascinating study on the psychology of self-identity as teens create Internet personas. Bargh and McKenna are doing other equally interesting studies in this field.
Burra, N., A. Hervais-Adelman, D. Kerzel, M. Tamietto, B. De Gelder, and A. J. Pegna. "Amygdala Activation for Eye Contact despite Complete Cortical Blindness."
Journal of Neuroscience
33, no. 25 (2013): 10483-0489. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3994-12.2013. This study reveals why person-to-person contact is necessary for human beings, as it shows that even the blind can sense a human gaze.
Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
. July 01, 2008. Accessed April 24, 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/. Carr presents many good arguments for reassessing our dependence on the Internet.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
. Directed by Werner Herzog, Peter Zeitlinger, and Ernst Reijseger. 2011. Herzog the artist takes us into the minds of prehistoric humans as he views the Chauvet cave paintings. It is an extraordinarily moving commentary on our human need to touch one another through space and time.
Crum, Maddie. "Our Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter, And It's A Big Problem (NEW BOOK)."
The Huffington Post
. October 24, 2013. Accessed April 26, 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/attention-span-book_n_4151059.html. The articles describes convincing studies to make us rethink multitasking as a productive way to work.
Dima, Mihaela, William O'lynnger, Christopher Loureiro, and Barbara Sasso. "Crossenglish2 on Instagram." Instagram. May 9, 2014. Accessed June 27, 2014. http://instagram.com/crossenglish2.
Dadds, M. R., J. L. Allen, B. R. Oliver, N. Faulkner, K. Legge, C. Moul, M. Woolgar, and S. Scott. "Love, Eye Contact and the Developmental Origins of Empathy v. Psychopathy."
The British Journal of Psychiatry
200, no. 3 (2012): 191-96. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.085720. The title explains this study and supports the argument that as humans, we need to look at each other more than at screens.
Day, Samuel B., and Robert L. Goldstone. "The Import of Knowledge Export: Connecting Findings and Theories of Transfer of Learning."
47.3 (2012): 153-76. Web. A rather dense study that supports the use of symbol and allegorical images to transfer more complex themes and ideas in text media.
Elsabbagh, Mayada, Evelyne Mercure, Kristelle Hudry, Susie Chandler, Greg Pasco, Tony Charman, Andrew Pickles, Simon Baron-Cohen, Patrick Bolton, and Mark H. Johnson. "Infant Neural Sensitivity to Dynamic Eye Gaze Is Associated with Later Emerging Autism."
22, no. 4 (2012): 338-42. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.12.056. Another study that illustrates the importance of human eye contact in the actual world.
Hayles, N. Katherine. "Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes."
. Web. 21 June 2014. <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/25595866?ref=search-gateway:9360b4e9d71835a84cbd30b98747cc65>. This study reveals why it is important to incorporate the Internet in the classroom.
Henkel, Linda A. "Point-and-Shoot Memories: The Influence of Taking Photos on Memory for a Museum Tour."
25(2) (February 7, 2014): 396-402. doi:10.1177/0956797613504438. The study all museum lovers have been waiting for: Taking photos of pictures erases your memory of them!
Hyman, Ira. "Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?"
Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist.
March 27, 2013. Accessed April 26, 2014. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-mishaps/201303/are-you-addicted-your-cell-phone. This article has a scary test for Internet addiction.
Koughan, Frank, Douglas Rushkoff, and David Fanning/WGBH. "Video: Generation Like | Watch FRONTLINE Online | PBS Video."
. February 18, 2014. Accessed March 29, 2014. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365181302/. This program reveals how social media unrealistically shape a teen's self-esteem.
Lewin, Tamar. "If Your Kids Are Awake They're Probably Online."
The New York Times
, January 20, 2010, Education sec. Accessed April 26, 2014. http://www.easybib.com/cite/form/newspaper/pubtab/pubonline. The article explains why we need to teach mindful use of the Internet.
Mckenna, Katelyn Y. A., and John A. Bargh. "Plan 9 from Cyberspace: The Implications of the Internet for Personality and Social Psychology."
Personality and Social Psychology Review
4, no. 1 (2000): 57-75. This research reveals both psychological benefits and pitfalls of on-line relationships.
Neighmond, Patti. "For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone." NPR. Accessed May 21, 2014. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/21/304196338/for-the-childrens-sake-put-down-that-smartphone. This report urges parents to interact with their children rather than with their smart phones.
"Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories." NPR. Accessed May 22, 2014. http://www.npr.org/2014/05/22/314592247/overexposed-camera-phones-could-be-washing-out-our-memories. This report is a good social commentary extending the meaning of Linda Henkel's studies.
Ophir, E., C. Nass, and A. D. Wagner. "From the Cover: Cognitive Control in Media Multitaskers."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
106, no. 37 (2009): 15583-5587. This is the science that proves that you really
write a term paper while watching
Game of Thrones
and texting your friends.
Parker-Pope, Tara. "An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatience and Forgetfulness." The New York Times. June 06, 2010. Accessed April 26, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brainside.html. My students cited this article widely in their papers. Parker-Pope makes an impressive case for what we have lost when we stare at screens all day.
Ponkanen, L. M., A. Alhoniemi, J. M. Leppanen, and J. K. Hietanen. "Does It Make a Difference If I Have an Eye Contact with You or with Your Picture? An ERP Study."
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
6, no. 4 (2011): 486-94. doi:10.1093/scan/nsq068. This study proves that yes, it absolutely does.
Przybylski, A. K., and N. Weinstein. "Can You Connect with Me Now? How the Presence of Mobile Communication Technology Influences Face-to-face Conversation Quality."
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
30, no. 3 (2013): 237-46. doi:10.1177/0265407512453827. This study shows we are not really connecting with each other in meaningful ways when technology interferes in our relationships.
Richtel, Matt. "Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price."
The New York Times
. June 06, 2010. Accessed April 26, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print. Richtel's article echoes Plato's argument about written language.
. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977. The first essay here is more relevant today than when it was published, and provides an excellent argument for teaching visual literacy and mindful use of Internet technologies.
Stephens, Mitchell. "Ignorance's Weapons." In
The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word
, 29-33. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Stephens tracks our human desire for knowledge and communication via images and language.
Tso, Ivy T., Joshua Carp, Stephen F. Taylor, and Patricia J. Deldin. "Role of Visual Integration in Gaze Perception and Emotional Intelligence in Schizophrenia."
, May 10, 2013, 1-9. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbt058. A study that shows the psychological importance of being able to make eye contact.
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
. New York: Basic Books, 2011. This critical research makes it clear that teachers need to address the power mobile devices have in shaping our students' lives. We cannot be effective teachers unless we do so.
Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet
. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. This book provides good psychological insight to educators of teenagers.
______. "The Tethered Self."
Harvard Extension School Alumni Bulletin, Fall 2010
. Turkel, an MIT sociology professor, is the leading voice in research on the effects of the Internet on human relationships. This lecture is a very impassioned plea for us to take notice of what we are losing when we don't look up from our screens.
Vinge, Vernor. "The Coming Technological Singularity." Accessed July 25, 2014. http://mindstalk.net/vinge/vinge-sing.html. Science fiction to science fact? Watch out for Siri!
Walsh, Shari P., Katherine M. White, Stephen Cox, and Ross Mcd. Young. "Keeping in Constant Touch: The Predictors of Young Australians' Mobile Phone Involvement."
Computers in Human Behavior
27, no. 1 (2011): 333-42. The study explains why teens psychologically need to communicate.