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Melissa Boone
Graduate Student

General Area of Research

The effects of social cognitive factors on health behaviors, specifically sexual behavior

Current Research

I am interested in studying the role of social cognition in people's regulation of their own health behaviors.  I am especially interested in the role of self-regulation in human sexual behavior: how do other people influence one's own determination of what they will and will not do sexually?  Currently I am exploring the role of self-efficacy as a mediator variable between sexual imagery in mass media and risky sexual behavior in young adults

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Columbia University
Psychology Dept.
Sociomedical Sciences Dept.
Mailman School of Public Health R556 Med. Ctr.
New York, NY 10027

Last modified on January 14, 2015