Research Overview 

Dr. Cheever is the co-author/editor of three books: The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society, Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn, and iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us, which help people understand their relationship with technology and media content. Her current publication topics include anxiety levels among people who do not have access to their wireless devices, the impact of social networking on parenting styles, the uses and gratifications of viewing violent sports, generational differences in multitasking, and television’s contribution to females’ social identity salience. Dr. Cheever has presented her research at dozens of conferences, and has been a featured expert on documentaries and the subject of several magazine and newspaper articles. She is regularly a featured guest on radio and television programs including KPCC's Crawford Family Forum.

Books 

Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Carrier, L. M. (forthcoming, 2015). Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Wiley-Blackwell. 

 

Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Carrier, L. M. (2012). iDisorder: Understanding our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us. Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L. M., & Cheever, N. A. (2010). Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way they Learn. Palgrave MacMillan.

Book Chapters

Cheever, N. A. (May 2015). Internet credibility and digital media literacy. In L. Rosen, N. A. Cheever and L. Mark Carrier (Eds), The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology, and Society (pp. 56-73). Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Dr. NANCY A CHEEVER

 

Journal Articles 


​Carrier, L. M., Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Lim, A. (2015). Causes, effects, and practicalities of everyday multitasking. Developmental Review, 3(23), 35.

Cheever, N. A., Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L, M., & Chavez, A. (2014). Out of sight is not out of mind: The impact of weapons of mass distraction on anxiety. Computers in Human Behavior, 37, 290-297.

Carrier, L. M., Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., & Lim, A. (2015). Causes, effects, and practicalities of everyday multitasking. Developmental Review, 3(23), 35.

Rosen, L. D., Lim, A. F., Felt, J., Carrier L. M., Cheever, N. A., Lara-Ruiz, J., Mendoza, J., & Rokkum, J. (2013). Media and technology use predicts ill-being among children, preteens and teenagers independent of the negative health impacts of exercise and eating habits. Computers in Human Behavior (accepted for publication)

Rosen, L.D., Whaling, K., Carrier, L.M., Cheever, N. A. & Rokkum, J. (2013). The media and technology usage and attitudes scale: An empirical investigation. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2501-2511.

Rosen, L. D., Whaling, K., Rab, S. A., Carrier, L. M. & Cheever, N. A. (2013). Is Facebook creating "iDisorders"? The link between clinical symptoms of psychiatric disorders and technology use, attitudes and anxiety. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(3), 1243-1254.

Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L. M., & Cheever, N. A. (2013). Facebook and texting made me do it: Media-induced task-switching while studying. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(3), 948–958.

Carrier, L. M., Rab, S.S., Rosen, L. D, Vasquez, L., & Cheever, N. A. (2012). Pathways for learning from 3D technology. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 7(1), 53-69.

Rosen, L. D., Lim, A. F., Carrier, L. M., & Cheever, N. A. (2011). An empirical examination of the educational impact of text message-induced task switching in the classroom: Educational implications and strategies to enhance learning. Educational Psychology, 17(2), 163-177.

Rosen, L. D., Chang, J., Erwin, L., Carrier, L. M., & Cheever, N. A. (2009). The relationship between “textisms” and formal and informal writing among young adults. Communication Research, 37(3), 420-440.

Cheever, N. A. (2009). The uses and gratifications of viewing mixed martial arts. Journal of Sports Media, 4(1), 25-53.

Carrier, L. M., Cheever, N. A., Rosen, L. D., Benitez, S., & Chang, J. (2009). Multitasking across generations: Multitasking choices and difficulty ratings in three generations of Americans. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 483-489.  

Rosen, L., Cheever, N., Felt, J., & Cummings, C. (2008). The impact of emotionality and self-disclosure on online dating versus traditional dating. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 2124-2157. 

Rosen, L., Cheever, N., & Carrier, L. M. (2008). The association of parenting style and child age with parental limit setting and adolescent MySpace behavior. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29(6), 459-471.

Conference Presentations


Lara-Ruiz, J. & Cheever, N. A. (2014, April 25). “Digital Media Use as a Mediating Factor Between PTSD and Academic Performance.” Paper presented at the 2014 Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.
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Lara-Ruiz, J., & Cheever, N. A. (2015, May 23). “Media and technology used to cope with posttraumatic stress disorder.” Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, New York, N.Y.

Rokkum J., & Cheever N.A. (2013, August). "Accepted Without Evidence: On Magical Thinking and Internet Usage." Poster Presentation for the American Psychological Association 121st Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cheever, N. A. (2013). “Weapons of Mass Distraction: How the Absence of Wireless Mobile Devices (WMDs) Relates to Student Anxiety Levels.” Paper presented at the Communications Session of the International Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, July 31, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.

Cheever, N. A. (2013). “WMD dependency: How the absence of wireless mobile devices relates to
anxiety levels.” Paper presented at the National Technology and Social Science Conference, March 25, 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Cheever, N. A., Pasquarella, F., & Chavez, A. (2013). “The absence of WMDs: Wireless mobile device dependency and anxiety levels.” Paper presented at the 2013 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 26, 2013, Reno, NV.

Rokkum, J. N. & Cheever, N. A. (2013). “Accepted without evidence: Magical thinking and technology usage.” Poster presented at the 2013 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 27, 2013, Reno, NV.

Cheever, N. A. & Spradlin, A. (2011). “Emotional and Attitudinal Responses to Viewing Sports
Violence,” paper presented at the 2011 American Psychological Association Conference, August 7, 2011, Washington, D.C.

Cheever, N. A., Spradlin, A. & Chavez, A. (2011). “Emotional Reactions to Viewing Mixed Martial Arts” paper presented at the 2011 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 1, 2011, Los Angeles, CA.

Cheever, N. A. (2010). “Television’s contribution to single women’s social identity salience,” paper presented at the 2010 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 23, 2010, Cancun, Mexico.

Cheever, N. A. (2009). “Internet literacy among young people in the 21st Century,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2009 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 24, 2009, Portland, OR.

Cheever, N. A. (2008). “Assessing the credibility of Wikipedia and bloggers: Trust and use of unedited online material,” paper presented at the 2008 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 12, 2008, Irvine, CA.

Cheever, N. A., Rosen, L. D., & Carrier, L. M. (2008). “Relational communication preferences across three generations,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2008 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 11, 2008, Irvine, CA.

Rosen, L. D., Carrier, L. M., & Cheever, N. A. (2008). “Assimilating and accommodating three
generations in the technological workplace,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2008 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 11, 2008, Irvine, CA.

Carrier, L. M., Rosen, L. D., & Cheever, N. A. (2008). “Multitasking across generations,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2008 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 11, 2008, Irvine, CA.

Cheever, N. A. (2007). “Fan Profile: Does viewing MMA contribute to hypermasculinity, aggression, and antisocial behavior?” paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November 3, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA

Cheever, N. A. (2007). “Sexual Harassment on MySpace: Are predators lurking around every
(virtual) corner?” presented at California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Faculty Forum, September 13, 2007.

Cheever, N. A. (2007). “Boys’ night out: The uses and gratifications of viewing mixed martial arts,” presented at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 6, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Cheever, N. A. & Rosen, L. D. (2007). “Sexual Harassment on MySpace: Are predators lurking
around every (virtual) corner?” paper presented a part of a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada 

Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., Cummings, C. & Felt, J. (2007). “How parental attachment influences teen online behavior,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Cheever, N. A. (2007). “MySpace or Yours? Teen MySpace behavior and parental (mis)perceptions of those behaviors,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Albertella, M., Rosen L. D., Cheever, N. A., Cummings, C. & Felt, J. (2007). “Parental perceptions of teen MySpace behavior,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Babcock, J. L., Rosen, L. D., Cheever, N. A., Cummings, C. & Felt, J. (2007). “The psychological impact of living life in a virtual world,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Cheever, N. A. (2006). “Single women’s use of online dating services,” delivered at the 2006 conference of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA, April 2006

Cheever, N. A. (1999). “Are Young People Reading the Newspaper? A 25-Year Cohort Analysis,” presented at the 1999 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Conference, August 1999