In this presentation, Dr. Drouin talks about the ways in which sexual communication has been affected by technology; she will also talk about the prevalence of sexting and the effects that "easy sexual communication" is having on our relationships and culture.
In this talk, Dr. Drouin will present research on the psychological correlates and risk factors related to sexting among teens and young adults. This information can be used to develop interventions aimed at children and teens on curbing the transmission of sexually-explicit content via computer-mediated mediums (i.e., phones and computers).
Approximately half of college students surveyed have consented to unwanted sexting (word, pictures, or videos) with committed relationship partners. Those with insecure relationships and a history of intimate partner violence appear more likely to consent to this activity. Considering the potential high price of transmission of sexual content (e.g., forwarding, cyberbullying, permanent digital footprint), these issues should be foci of modern-day sexual education.
As media headlines can attest, there is a great amount of inappropriate material being posted online and sent through text and instant messages. In her recent research, Dr. Drouin has examined the prevalence and correlates of this behavior among teens and young adults and the psychological factors related to this behavior. In this presentation, Drouin discusses the hidden and not-so-hidden dangers of posting and sending inappropriate material via computers and cell phones.
In this presentation, Dr. Drouin gives an overview of the usage statistics for texting, sexting, and other types of cell phone activities. Drouin will also talk to parents and teachers about the potential dangers of posting content online and sending it to others, focusing on the conversations that are necessary to have with today's youth.
Cell phone dependency and issues pertaining to dependence, such as lack of face-to-face communication skills, issues related to everyday disturbances (such as sleep interruption), and relationships between cell phone addiction and other psychological disorders will be the topics of this talk.
Mobile phones allow us to be continually connected to others. However, communication via text and IM also allows us to keep an emotional distance. In this talk, Dr. Drouin presents a psychological perspective on mobile phone communication and the ways in which people are leveraging this technology to connect and disconnect from others.
This talk, which is geared towards parents and educators, will give an overview of the research on learning with technology as well as advice on how to best support learning and development in a digital world.
Peers and administrators may suggest incorporating more technology or multimedia into lectures. However, what do you use? How do you use it? And is it effective? Research on the use of technology and multimedia will be discussed, and practical applications for this research will be presented.
As an online course reviewer, Dr. Drouin has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of online course design. In this presentation, Drouin will discuss some of the key design elements that make online courses successful and some of the key pedagogical practices of good online educators.