Department of Psychology
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2008), “sexting” (sending sexually explicit material via text message) is fairly common among U.S. young adults; 59% reported sending sexually explicit text messages, and 33% reported sending sexually explicit pictures or videos. Although much media attention has been directed towards the possible legal implications of sexting, little known empirical work has examined the psychological characteristics of “sexters.”
Carly Landgraff (2010).
“Sexting,” Text Message Dependence, and Intimacy among College Students.