Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward an Integrated Approach focuses on common influences that result in a number of interrelated risk behaviors in order to design more unified, comprehensive prevention strategies. Edited by Daniel Romer, this book summarizes presentations and discussions held at the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center. Concentrating on common causes for varied risk behaviors, a group of leading researchers and intervention specialists from different health traditions synthesize current knowledge about risks to adolescent health in several areas, including drugs and alcohol, tobacco, unprotected sex, suicide and depression, and gambling.   Primarily intended for graduate students, scholars, and researchers in psychology, sociology, social work, and public health, Reducing Adolescent Risk is also an extraordinary resource for policy makers in government organizations and foundations.

EMOSA Sexuality Models, Memes, and the Tipping Point: Policy and Program Implications

EMOSA Sexuality Models, Memes, and the Tipping Point: Policy and Program Implications

EMOSA Sexuality models, memes, and the tipping point: Policy and program implications
Joseph LeeRodgers

EMOSA is the acronym for a mathematical modeling approach called “epidemic modeling of the onset of social activities.” EMOSA modeling uses the same mathematical models that epidemiologists use to account for the spread of biological organisms (viruses, bacteria, etc.) and adapts those to model the spread of behaviors. The behaviors to which EMOSA modeling has been applied are primarily transition behaviors that threaten adolescents' health.

The development of EMOSA models has been a 15-year collaborative project between me and David Rowe from the University of Arizona. The first EMOSA model was proposed by Rowe, Rodgers, and Meseck-Bushey (1989) to model transition from ...

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