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Understanding Teens & Technology Addiction

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: There is a noticeable generational divide between those who grew up using technology and those who have had to learn how to incorporate it into their lives.
Air Date: 9/11/15
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Emalinda McSpadden, PhD
Emily-McSpaddenEmalinda McSpadden, PhD, is an applied developmental psychologist whose research focuses on issues relating to adolescents and emerging adults. Her research topics include emotional and academic resiliency among disadvantaged populations, technology use and misuse in personal and educational settings, and factors surrounding violent behaviors among adolescents and young adults. Dr. McSpadden is an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York (Bronx Community College and Hunter College). Her research has resulted in the creation of the Peer Support and Career Development Program at Bronx Community College, of which she is a founder and director in cooperation with the BCC Office of Personal Counseling.
Understanding Teens & Technology Addiction
There is a noticeable generational divide between those who grew up using technology and those who have had to learn how to incorporate it into their lives.

This generational divide makes it challenging for older technology users to understand issues that young people face such as technology addiction or dependence.

Dr. Emily McSpadden has conducted qualitative research that sheds light on how the generations can better understand each other and work to foster healthy ways of using technology in the classroom and beyond.
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