J. Niels Rosenquist

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Every second, the thoughts and feelings of millions of people across the world are recorded in the form of 140-character tweets using Twitter. However, despite the enormous potential presented by this remarkable data source, we still do not have an understanding of the Twitter population itself: Who are the Twitter users? How representative of the overall(More)
Research on temporal-order judgments, reference frames, discrimination tasks, and links to oculomotor control suggest important differences between inhibition of return (IOR) and attentional costs and benefits. Yet, it is generally assumed that IOR is an attentional effect even though there is little supporting evidence. The authors evaluated this(More)
The etiology of depression has long been thought to include social environmental factors. To quantitatively explore the novel possibility of person-to-person spread and network-level determination of depressive symptoms, analyses were performed on a densely interconnected social network of 12 067 people assessed repeatedly over 32 years as part of the(More)
BACKGROUND Population mental health surveillance is an important challenge limited by resource constraints, long time lags in data collection, and stigma. One promising approach to bridge similar gaps elsewhere has been the use of passively generated digital data. PURPOSE This article assesses the viability of aggregate Internet search queries for(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol consumption has important health-related consequences and numerous biological and social determinants. OBJECTIVE To explore quantitatively whether alcohol consumption behavior spreads from person to person in a large social network of friends, coworkers, siblings, spouses, and neighbors, followed for 32 years. DESIGN Longitudinal(More)
We studied the effects of eccentric auditory cues to clarify the conditions that evoke inhibition of return (IOR). We found that auditory cues positioned 12° to the left or right of midline failed to produce IOR whereas visual cues produced IOR under the same experimental conditions. The eccentric auditory cues elicited automatic orienting as evidenced by(More)
A substantial body of research has explored the relative roles of genetic and environmental factors on phenotype expression in humans. Recent research has also sought to identify gene-environment (or g-by-e) interactions, with mixed success. One potential reason for these mixed results may relate to the fact that genetic effects might be modified by changes(More)
The reports in this supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services1 (TFCPS) and Hopkins et al.2 represent the work of the TFCPS, an independent, nonfederal group of national, regional, and local public health and prevention services experts supported by public and private partners. These reports(More)
T he question of how traits and behaviors pass from one generation to the next has been the subject of intense interest throughout the history of science. Simple parent–child correlations are open to multiple interpretations, as parents transmit both environment and genome to their children. Until recently, genotyping—or the direct measurement of variation(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This study presents an overview of the rapidly expanding field of social network analysis, with an emphasis placed on work relevant to behavioral health clinicians and researchers. I outline how social network analysis is a distinct empirical methodology within the social sciences that has the potential to deepen our understanding of how(More)