The Psychology of Technology

People deal with technology every day, all day. How they react depends on such things as their general reaction to technology, their learning style and their generation. In this talk, Dr. Rosen explores and exposes the influences that psychology has on the acceptance and use of technology. Paying particular attention to differences between the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and the upcoming Net Generation, Dr. Rosen explores how to talk to people with different outlooks on life. He also talks about how user support can be tailored to the psychology of the user. Two other topics make this a fascinating topic - Information Overload and Communication Excess. How does the psychology of technology help explan and assist in dealing with too much information and way too many ways to communicate? This is a topic that is highlighted in the media time after time. And it is not going away. Let Dr. Rosen show you how to manage technology by understanding what goes on inside of the user.

E-Life in the New Millennium: Promise or More TechnoStress?

This motivational talk will show how our lives have been altered because of technology and how instead of bringing us the promised leisure time, it has instead added an overload of TechnoStress. Nearly 2 decades of work as the worldwide expert on the "Psychology of Technology" has led Dr. Larry Rosen to his special view of what comes next for professionals. A psychologist, author, columnist, media spokesperson, international speaker and frequent guest on radio and television programs offers his expertise sprinkled with anecdotes about how other professionals are reacting to the new Techno-Communication Era to provide an entertaining and thought provoking keynote speech. Dr. Rosen, President of Byte Back, LLC and also the parent of a profoundly hearing-impaired child, will show you how to stay human in our technological world and how to preserve your "human-ware" while getting the most from your hardware and software.


The Dawn of a New Communication Era: A Futurist Looks at the New Millennium

Dr. Larry Rosen, futurist, author, professor, national columnist and frequent media commentator has a unique view of how our lives have been changed forever by technology. Co-author of "TechnoStress: Coping With Technology @Work @Home @Play" and "The Mental Health Technology Bible", Dr. Rosen is a down-to-earth speaker who has engaged audiences around the world with his view of the world. An expert in techno-communication, Dr. Rosen will regale you with humorous stories about communication snafus and help you see how to make technology work for you not against you.

Develop and Market TechnoStress-Free Technology


Peter McGrath of Newsweek, said it best as the closing commentary of a special issue on E-Life:

"In the end, though, addressing technostress is a commercial imperative. The industry has exhausted the supply of buyers willing to put up with complex and alienating products."

From his knowledge of the human psyche and years of research on the "Psychology of Technology" with thousands of people in the USA and over 30 countries, Dr. Larry Rosen knows what technology will frustrate people and what will be TechnoStress-Free. In this dynamic presentation, watch as he shows you why one product's sales are certain to flounder, while another product will sell, sell, sell.


Design Your Personal Emergency Techno-Crash Plan

It's a fact of life: Technology has bugs. Somewhere, sometime, your technology is sure to fail. Will you be right in the middle of an important project? Will your project organizer crash when you need to know your schedule or an important phone call? Will your laptop battery die when you are only halfway to your destination? Dr. Larry Rosen has studied reactions to technology for nearly two decades and technology crashes consistently arise as the one of the top TechnoStressors. Follow his proven plan, create your own Personal Emergency Techno-Crash Plan and worry no more.

No More Information or Communication Overwhelm

The typical business person spends much of his or her time sifting through information and communications. With the World Wide Web doubling its information every three months and communications now bombarding us from all angles, it is no doubt that we are feeling buried under a pile of web sites, e-mail, faxes, voice mail messages, pages and cellular telephone calls. And this doesn't even count the Priority Mailers, FedEx envelopes, UPS boxes and other urgent deliveries that scream OPEN ME NOW! . Technology can be very helpful unless you let it control your life. In this talk, Dr. Larry Rosen, a pioneer in the "Psychology of Technology," helps you re-design your world to eliminate the overwhelm and stay in control.

Overcoming Multitasking Madness: Celebrate Your Humanity

Technology creates a multitasking world. It provides the ability to talk on the telephone, check your e-mail, edit a document and search for information, all at the same time. Humans can multitask, but the more we do, the less efficient we become. Are you having trouble with your memory or sleep? Those are just two of the effects of Multitasking Madness. Dr. Larry Rosen, an expert on staying sane in a overly complex world, shows you how to stay focused and feel fulfilled while reducing your body's physiological and psychological overload.

Unwrapping Your Family's Techno-Cocoons

The children are in their rooms, talking on the telephone, chatting on AOL (sometimes to the same people at the same time!), surfing the web or just playing games. Mom is involved in her own technology, as is Dad, either on the computer, using communication tools, and more. Our Nuclear Family has metamorphized into a Techno-Cocoon. This talk shows you how easy enticing technology can be and how it can reduce family communication, diminish family togetherness and upset the family balance. Using tools and strategies created during 16 years of studying the effects of technology, Dr. Larry Rosen shows you the way to unwrap those cocoons and re-discover your family.

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