What is MAPme?

MAPme uses an anonymous platform to examine the relationship between neuropsychological functioning, mood, stress, and general health and well-being. Of particular interest is how neurocognitive functioning changes across the various stages of drug use. MAPme asks a wide range of questions, including those related to personality, sleep patterns, depression, family history, and more.

College is an important time in many people’s lives when individuals experience high levels of stress and independence. As such, individuals may develop patterns of heavy drinking or other drug use that may be difficult to quit after college. Alcohol and other substance use disorders affect around 1 in 4 college students. MAPme’s prospective research goal is to understand how our genes, cognitive abilities, and emotions interact to determine which individuals are most likely to “mature out” of risky drug use behaviors. Identifying correlates of “maturing out” will help to develop appropriate health interventions for college students that can prevent substance use disorders later in life.

Half of full-time college students abuse a drug (ie, alcohol, medication, tobacco, or illegal drugs). 1/4 college students meet criteria for substance abuse disorder. Image taken from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on 03/20/2018.

This study comprises Emory and Oxford College first-year students who were admitted in Fall 2018. MAPme’s Phase 2 started November 15th. If you participated in Phase 1 of MAPme, please check your Emory email for an invitation to participate in Phase 2 and earn an additional $15 in Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.