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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Applied Cognition

Application of psychological principles to technology use.

1983 - 1984

Orange Coast College

Cognitive Neuroscience

Using brain imaging technology to understand the effects of personal electronics upon the psyche.

Critical Thinking

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