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Joseph Padgett

Department of Sociology
University of South Carolina

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B.A. Social Science Ashford University, M.A. Sociology University of North Carolina Greensboro, currently working on Ph.D. in Sociology. Ongoing research examines forms of sexual partnering encounters (relationships, dates, and hookups) in the United States with a focus on college students and emerging adults. Joseph’s interests and future research include the effects of social scripts and social contexts as substrates for trust formation; social norms as mechanisms for the reduction of cognitive demand during decision making processes; the dynamics of individualism-collectivism; and a comparison of audio sampling for new music production and the citing of previous academic publications in new research as forms of idea and sign transmission.