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November 30, 2013

Teens & Sexting
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You’ve probably read news stories about teenagers sending each other sexually explicit e-mails or photos via mobile phones. Sexting. But how common is it among teens? Then, with Americans lving longer than ever, many enjoying good health into their senior years, is it time to rethink the retirement age?
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InfoTrak: Teens & Sexting
Lisa M. Jones, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire co-authored a recent study that found that teen sexting of sexually-oriented photos online or via cell phone may be far less common than people think. She summarized the findings and offered advice for concerned parents. She also discussed a second study she co-authored that examined how law enforcement agencies handle sexting investigations.
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InfoTrak: Raising the Retirement Age
Christopher J. Conover Research Scholar at Duke University’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research said both Social Security and Medicare are fiscally unsustainable in part because life expectancy has increased substantially since these programs began. He outlined what he believes are the most effective changes to restore the system to long-term viability.
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InfoTrak:: A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating
Jessica Miller commercial real estate advisor, Principal with NegotiationPlus.com, co-author of A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating, Second Edition talked about the most common mistakes made by women in negotiations and the reasons behind those difficulties. She offered tips for women in scenarios such as bargaining for a car, and negotiating a divorce settlement.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lisa M. Jones
Lisa M. Jones is a research assistant professor of psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on child abuse and neglect and understanding and improving the community response to victims. She is currently involved in several projects including a Multi-Site Evaluation of Children Advocacy Centers (CACs); research on child maltreatment trends during the 1990s; and a population-based study of predictors of interest in foster parenting. She is also initiating projects studying the community response to statutory rape victims and the impact of media publicity for child victims of abuse and crime. In 1996, she was awarded a University-Based Doctoral Student and Faculty Fellowship in Child Abuse and Neglect by the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) for dissertation research on the process of change for maltreating caregivers. After receiving a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1999 from the University of Rhode Island, she completed a 2-year NIMH post-doctoral research fellowship at the CCRC.

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Christopher J. Conover
Christopher J. Conover is a Research Scholar in the the Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research at Duke University. He has taught in the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, the Duke School of Medicine and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. His research interests are in the area of health regulation and state health policy, with a focus on issues related to health care for the medically indigent (including the uninsured), and estimating the magnitude of the social burden of illness.

American Enterprise Institute