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Sex, Drugs, and Mobile Phones: Using Technology to Understand Risk Behavior

feb-15-ss-forumSocial Sciences Forum
“Sex, Drugs, and Mobile Phones: Using Technology to Understand Risk Behavior”
Trace Kershaw, Professor of Epidemiology, Yale University 
Wednesday, February 15, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery 

This talk explores understanding and preventing risk behavior by understanding how networks of friends interact and influence each other using cell phone data (e.g., text messages, social network posts, GPS coordinates). The talk presents results from the CREW (Cell Phone Research to Enhance Well-Being) study of a 120 young urban men who allowed full real time access to their cell phone data. The study subjects fell into 12 networks of friends, allowing the researchers to better understand how these peer groups influenced each other.

Admission is free.

Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage adjacent to the Library — please see here for additional information. The Library Gallery is located on the first floor of the Library, situated on the left immediately past the lobby.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology.

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