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2013

Social Psychology and Interaction

Conference

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Social Support For Weight Loss: Online Friends Versus Real Friends, Sherry L. Pagoto May 2013

Social Support For Weight Loss: Online Friends Versus Real Friends, Sherry L. Pagoto

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

This presentation highlights a project which compares the social support and influence experienced by people who use online social networks to the support and influence they experience from in-person friends and family. This presentation was part of the retreat mini-symposium entitled: Smartphones, Sensors, and Social Networks: The New Tools of Health Behavior Change.