I spent 10 years at the University of California, San Diego, earning my B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Now, I am Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA). I am a co-founder and co-director of two research laboratories: the George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory and the Brain Imaging Lab. In addition to research and teaching, I recently wrote "From smartphones to social media: How technology affects our brains and behavior", published by ABC-CLIO/Greenwood in 2018.
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Application of psychological principles to technology use.
1983 - 1984
Orange Coast College
Using brain imaging technology to understand the effects of personal electronics upon the psyche.
Learning how being "behind a screen" affects our thought processes.
1984 - 1994
University of California, San Diego
B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology
American Psychological Association
Western Psychological Association
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
Council on Undergraduate Research