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Technology & Wellness: A Tech & Wellness Library

The Research

Annual Sleep in America Poll Exploring Connections with Communications Technology Use and Sleep. (2019). 

Baumgartner, S. E., Weeda, W. D., van derHeijden, L. L., & Huizinga, M. (2014). The Relationship Between Media Multitasking and Executive Function in Early Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34(8), 1120–1144.

Demographics of Mobile Device Ownership and Adoption in the United States. (2018). Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech.  

Digital Eye Strain | The Vision Council. (2019). 

Heavy Technology Use Linked to Fatigue, Stress and Depression in Young Adults. (2012). HuffPost. 
How Does Technology Affect Teen Health and Well-Being? (2019).

Kross, E., Verduyn, P., Demiralp, E., Park, J., Lee, D., & Lin, N. et al. (2013). Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults. Plos ONE8(8), e69841. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069841

Lloyd, J. M., Dean, L. A., & Cooper, D. L. (2009).Students’ Technology Use and Its Effects on Peer Relationships, Academic Involvement, and Healthy Lifestyles. NASPA Journal (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.), 46(4), 695–709.  

Moulin, K. L., & Chung, C.-J. (2017). Technology Trumping Sleep: Impact of Electronic Media and Sleep in Late Adolescent Students. Journal of Education and Learning, 6(1), 294–321

Reed, P., Romano, M., Re, F., Roaro, A., Osborne, L., Viganò, C., & Truzoli, R. (2017). Differential physiological changes following internet exposure in higher and lower problematic internet usersPLOS ONE12(5), e0178480.

Sherman, L. E., Payton, A. A., Hernandez, L. M., Greenfield, P. M., & Dapretto, M. (2016). The Power of the Like in Adolescence: Effects of Peer Influence on Neural and Behavioral Responses to Social Media. Psychological Science (0956-7976), 27(7), 1027–1035.

Smith, L. J., King, D. L., Richardson, C., Roane, B. M., & Gradisar, M. (2017). Mechanisms influencing older adolescents’ bedtimes during videogaming: the roles of game difficulty and flow. Sleep Medicine, 39, 70–76.  

Spies Shapiro, L., & Margolin, G. (2013). Growing Up Wired: Social Networking Sites and Adolescent Psychosocial Development. Clinical Child And Family Psychology Review, 17(1), 1-18. doi:10.1007/s10567-013-0135-1

Can Compulsive Internet Use Affect Adolescent Mental Health?. (2019). Psychology Today.

Yuan K, Qin W, Wang G, Zeng F, Zhao L, Yang X, et al. (2011) Microstructure Abnormalities in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20708. 

More resources...

6 Ways Technology Can Help Mental Health Disorders (Mental Floss Magazine)

Center for Human Technology

Digital Literacy Resource Platform
BerkmanKlein Center for Internet Society at Harvard University
A nice bibliography of medical research related to the effects of sitting on health.

More Technology Use Linked to Mental Health Issues in At-Risk Adolescents (2017). 
Duke Today, Duke University.

Privacy and Student Data: Companion Learning Tools (professional development tool)
Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society at Harvard University, Youth and Media Program

Teens, Social Media and Technology (2015)
Pew Research Center, Internet and Technology

Library Information and Media Center - Monona Grove High School - Monona, Wisconsin

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