Winstead, V., Yost, E. A., Cotten, S. R., Berkowsky, R. W., & Anderson, W. A. (2014). The impact of activity interventions on the well-being of older adults in continuing care communities. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33(7), 888-911.

Cotten, S. R., Shank, D. B., & Anderson, W. A. (2014). Gender, technology use and ownership, and media-based multitasking among middle school students.Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 99-106.

Cotten, S. R., Ford, G., Ford, S., & Hale, T. M. (2014). Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the United States: A Longitudinal Analysis. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, gbu018.

Warschauer, M., Zheng, B., Niiya, M., Cotten, S. R., & Farkas, G. (2014). Balancing the One-To-One Equation: Equity and Access in Three Laptop Programs. Equity & Excellence in Education, 47(1), 46-62.

Gibson, P. A., Stringer, K., Cotten, S. R., Simoni, Z., O’neal, L. J., & Howell-Moroney, M. (2014). Changing teachers, changing students? The impact of a teacher-focused intervention on students’ computer usage, attitudes, and anxiety. Computers & Education, 71, 165-174.

Shank, D. B., & Cotten, S. R. (2014). Does technology empower urban youth? The relationship of technology use to self-efficacy. Computers & Education, 70, 184-193.


Berkowsky, R. W., Cotton, S. R., Yost, E. A., & Winstead, V. P. (2013). Attitudes towards and limitations to ICT use in assisted and independent living communities: Findings from a specially-designed technological intervention.Educational gerontology, 39(11), 797-811.

Winstead, V., Anderson, W. A., Yost, E. A., Cotten, S. R., Warr, A., & Berkowsky, R. W. (2013). You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks A Qualitative Analysis of How Residents of Senior Living Communities May Use the Web to Overcome Spatial and Social Barriers. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(5), 540-560.

Stern, M. J., & Cotten, S. R. (2013). Realizing Utopias and Dismantling Dystopias: Introduction to the ASA Communication and Information Technologies Section 2013 special issue. Information, Communication & Society, 16(4), 453-458.

Cotten, S. R., Anderson, W. A., & McCullough, B. M. (2013). Impact of internet use on loneliness and contact with others among older adults: Cross-sectional analysis. Journal of Medical Internet research, 15(2).


Junco, R., & Cotten, S. R. (2012). No A 4 U: The relationship between multitasking and academic performance. Computers & Education, 59(2), 505-514.

Cotten, S. R., Ford, G., Ford, S., & Hale, T. M. (2012). Internet use and depression among older adults. Computers in human behavior, 28(2), 496-499.


Stern, M. J., Cotten, S. R., & Drentea, P.  (2011). The separate spheres of online health: gender, parenting, and online health information searching in the information age. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X11425459.

Junco, R., & Cotten, S. R.  (2011, September). A decade of distraction? How multitasking affects student outcomes. In A Decade in Internet Time Symposium on the Dynamics of the internet and Society.

Cotten, S. R., Hale, T. M., Moroney, M. H., O’Neal, L., & Borch, C. (2011). Using affordable technology to decrease digital inequality: results from Birmingham’s one laptop per child XO laptop project. Information, Communication & Society, 14(4), 424-444.

Junco, R., & Cotten, S. R. (2011). Perceived academic effects of instant messaging use. Computers & Education, 56(2), 370-378.

Cotten, S. R., Goldner, M., Hale, T. M., & Drentea, P. (2011). The Importance of Type, Amount, and Timing of Internet Use for Understanding Psychological Distress*. Social science quarterly, 92(1), 119-139.

Warschauer, M., Cotten, S. R., & Ames, M. G. (2011). One laptop per child Birmingham: Case study of a radical experiment.


Hale, T. M., Cotten, S. R., Drentea, P., & Goldner, M. (2010). Rural–Urban Differences in General and Health-Related Internet Use. American Behavioral Scientist.


Cotten, S. R., Anderson, W. A., & Tufekci, Z. (2009). Old wine in a new technology, or a different type of digital divide?. New media & society, 11(7), 1163-1186.


Cotten, S. R. (2008). Students’ technology use and the impacts on well‐being.New Directions for Student Services, 2008(124), 55-70.

Drentea, P., Goldner, M., Cotten, S. R., & Hale, T. (2008). The association among gender, computer use and online health searching, and mental health.Information, Communication & Society, 11(4), 509-525.


Earle, J. R., Perricone, P. J., Davidson Sr, J. K., Moore, N. B., Harris, C. T., & Cotten, S. R. (2007). Premarital sexual attitudes and behavior at a religiously-affiliated university: Two decades of change. Sexuality and Culture, 11(2), 39-61.


Price, J., & Cotten, S. R. (2006). Teaching, research, and service: Expectations of assistant professors. The American Sociologist, 37(1), 5-21.

Cotten, S. R., & Wilson, B. (2006). Student–faculty interactions: Dynamics and determinants. Higher Education, 51(4), 487-519.

Hou, W., Kaur, M., Komlodi, A., Lutters, W. G., Boot, L., Cotten, S. R., … & Tufekci, Z. (2006, April). Girls don’t waste time: pre-adolescent attitudes toward ICT. In CHI’06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems(pp. 875-880). ACM.

Cotten, S. R., & Jelenewicz, S. M. (2006). A disappearing digital divide among college students? Peeling away the layers of the digital divide. Social Science Computer Review, 24(4), 497-506.


Cotten, S. R., & Gupta, S. S. (2004). Characteristics of online and offline health information seekers and factors that discriminate between them. Social science & medicine, 59(9), 1795-1806.


Morgan, C., & Cotten, S. R. (2003). The relationship between Internet activities and depressive symptoms in a sample of college freshmen. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 6(2), 133-142.

Davison, E., & Cotten, S. R. (2003). Connection discrepancies: Unmasking further layers of the digital divide. First Monday, 8(3).

Cotten, S. R., Burton, R. P., & Rushing, B. (2003). The mediating effects of attachment to social structure and psychosocial resources on the relationship between marital quality and psychological distress. Journal of family issues,24(4), 547-577.


Cotten, S. R. (2001). Implications of Internet technology for medical sociology in the new millennium. Sociological Spectrum, 21(3), 319-340.

Cotten, S. R., Price, J., Keeton, S., Burton, R. P., & Wittekind, J. E. C. (2001). Reflections on the academic job search in sociology. The American Sociologist,32(3), 26-42.


Cotten, S. R., Skinner, K. M., & Sullivan, L. M. (2000). Social support among women veterans. Journal of women & aging, 12(1-2), 39-62.


Cotten, S. R. (1999). Marital status and mental health revisited: Examining the importance of risk factors and resources. Family Relations, 225-233.


Schulman, M. D., & Cotten, S. R. (1993). Adaptations to the farm crisis: Macro level implications of micro level behaviors. Applied Behavioral Science Review,1(1), 93-111.


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