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The Psychometrics Centre

Cambridge Judge Business School

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Recent Research Publications

Rohrer, J., Egloff, B., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Schmukle, S. (2017) In Your Eyes Only? Discrepancies and Agreement Between Self- and Other-Reports of Personality From Age 14 to 29. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, February 2017

Youyou, W., Schwartz, H., Stillwell, D. & Kosinski, M. (2017) Birds of a feather do flock together: Assessment method reveals personality similarities among couples and friends. Psychological Science, Jan 17.

Feldman, G., Lian, H., Kosinski, M., & Stillwell, D. (2017) Frankly, we do give a damn: The relationship between profanity and honesty. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 

Inkster, B., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M. & Jones, P. (2016) A decade into Facebook: where is psychiatry in the digital age. The Lancet Psychiatry, November 2016

Mahalingam, M., Palkovics, M., Kosinski, M., Cek, I. & Stillwell, D. (2016) A Computer Adaptive Measure of Delay DiscountingAssessment, November 2016

Matz, S., Gladstone, J. & Stillwell, D. (2016) Money Buys Happiness When Spending Fits Our PersonalityPsychological Science.

Park, G. J., Schwartz, A., Sap, M., Kern, M.L., Weingarten, E., Eichstaedt, J., Berger, J., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Ungar, L.H. & Seligman, M. (2016) Living in the Past, Present, and Future: Measuring Temporal Orientation with Language. Journal of Personality

Wilmot, M.P., Kostal, J., Stillwell, D. & Kosinski, M. (2015) Using item response theory to develop measures of acquisitive and protective self-monitoring from the original Self-Monitoring Scale, Assessment

Kosinski, M., Matz, S., Gosling, S., Popov, V., Stillwell, D. (2015). Facebook as a Social Science Research Tool: Opportunities, Challenges, Ethical Considerations and Practical Guidelines. American Psychologist. [Link]

Aghaee, S., Blackwell, A., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell D. (2015). Personality and Intrinsic Motivational Factors in End-User Programming. Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC).

Liu, P., Tov, W., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J. & Qiu, L. (2015) Do Facebook Status Updates Reflect Subjective Well-being? Valence and Time Matter, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Greenberg, D.M., Baron-Cohen, S., Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M. & Rentfrow, P.J. (2015) Musical Preferences are Linked to Cognitive Styles. PLoS ONE. [Link]

Schwartz, A., Park, G. J., Sap, M., Weingarten, E., Eichstaedt, J., Kern, M.L., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Berger, J., Seligman, M. & Ungar, L.H. (2015) Living in the Past, Present, or Future: Extracting Human Temporal Orientation through Facebook. Proceedings of North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (NAACL).

Boyd, R. L., Wilson, S. R., Pennebaker, J. W., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. J., & Mihalcea, R. (2015) Values in words: Using language to evaluate and understand personal values. Proceedings of the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM).

Youyou, W., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2015)  Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humansProceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences (PNAS). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1418680112
Lambiotte, R. & Kosinski, M. (2015) Tracking the digital footprint of personality. Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Schwartz, J., Eichstaedt, J., Sap, M, Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2014) Developing Age and Gender Predictive Lexica over Social Media, Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014.

Park, G., Kosinski, M,  Stillwell, D., Eichstaedt, J., Schwartz, A., Kern, P, Ungar, L. & Seligman, M. (2014) Automatic Personality Assessment through Social Media Language, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP).

Rife, S., Cate, K., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. Facebook as a participant pool: the role of personality factors, International Journal of Social Research Methodology (IJSRM), in press.

Farnadi, G., Sitaraman, G., Rohani, M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Moens, M./, Davalos, S.,& De Cock, M. (2014) How are you doing? Emotions and Personality in Facebook 22nd International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), 2014.

Bachrach, Y., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Kohli, P. & Graepel, T. (2014) Your Digital Image: Factors Behind Demographic And Psychometric Predictions From Social Network Profiles by , Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2014.

Yarden, E., Lathia, N., Mascolo, C., Rentfrow, P. J., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M. & McNamara, L. (2014) The Personality-aware Music Recommender by  ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2014.

Mahalingam, V., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Rust, J. & Kogan, A. (2014) Who Can Wait for the Future? A Personality Perspective. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 5(5), 573-583. Advance online publication  DOI: 10.1177/ 1948550613515007 (no IF yet)

He, Q., Glas, C., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Veldkamp, B. (2014). Predicting self-monitoring skills using textual posts on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 69-78. Advance online publication DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.12.026 (IF SJR: 1.51)

Kern, M., Eichstaedt, J., Schwartz, A., Dziurzynski, L., Ungar, L. Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Ramones, S., & Seligman, M. (2013). The Online Social Self: An Open Vocabulary Approach to Personality. Assessment. (IF 2012: 2.43)

Kosinski, M., Bachrach, Y., Kohli, P., Stillwell, D., & Graepel, T. (2013) Manifestations of user personality in website choice and behaviour on online social networks. Machine Learning. Advance online publication DOI 10.1007/s10994-013-5415-y  (IF 5-year: 2.13)

Celli, F., Pianesi, F., Stillwell, D., & Kosinski, M. (2013)  Computational Personality Recognition (Shared Task). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Technical Reports 1-5, WS-13-01

Kern, M., Eichstaedt, J., Schwartz, A., Park, G., Ungar, L. Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Dziurzynski, L., & Seligman, M. (2013). From "sooo excited!!!" to "so proud": Using Language to Study Development. Developmental Psychology, 50(1), 178-188. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0035048 (IF: 2.98)

Hogarth, L., Stillwell, D., & Tunney, R.J. (2013) Impulsivity and acute nicotine exposure are associated with discounting global consequences in the Harvard game. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. 28(1), 72-79. (IF: 2.10)

Rentfrow, P., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Gosling, S., Jokela, M., Potter, J. (2013) Divided We Stand: Three Psychological Regions of the United States and Their Political, Economic, Social, and Health Correlates; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, online Oct. 14, 2013. Advance online publication DOI 10/1037/a0034434 (IF 5-year: 6.90)

* Kosinski, M., Stillwell D., Graepel, T. (2013) Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 110 (15) 5802-5805. Online version: DOI 10.1073/pnas.1218772110 (IF: 9.74)

Bonneville-Roussy, A., Vallerand, R., & Bouffard, T. (2013). The roles of autonomy support and harmonious and obsessive passions in educational persistence. Learning and Individual Differences. 24, 22-31. (IF 5-year 2.01)

* Bonneville-Roussy, A., Rentfrow, P., Xu, K., & Potter, J. (2013) Music through the ages: Trends in musical engagement and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 105(4), 703-717.  DOI: 10.1037/a0033770. (IF: 4.88)

* Schwartz, H.., Eichstaedt, J., Kern, M., Dziurzynski, L., Ramones, S., Agrawal, M. Shah, A., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Seligman, M., Ungar, L. (2013) Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach. PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073791 (IF 5-year: 4.24)

Bi, B., Shokouhi, M., Kosinski, M. Graepel, T. (2013) Inferring the demographics of search users; social data meets search queries. Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on the World Wide Web3rd Annual Web Science Conference  ISBN: 978-1-4503-2035-1

Kohli, P., Bachrach, Y., Stillwell, D., Kearns, M., Herbrich, R, and Graepel, T. (2012) Colonel Blotto On Facebook: The Effect of Social Relations on Strategic Interaction. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual ACM Web Science Conference, 141-150 ISBN 978-1-4503-1228-8. (IF: 1.40)

Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Kohli, P., Bachrach, Y., Graepel, T. (2012) Personality and Website Choice. Proceedings of the 2012 Web Science Conference, 1014-1031.

* Kosinski, M., Bachrach, Y., Kasneci, G., Van Gael, J., Graepel, T. (2012) Crowd IQ: Measuring the Intelligence of Crowdsourcing Platforms. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Web Science Conference, 151-160.  Online publication DOI 10.1145/2380718.2380739

Quercia, D., Las Casas, D., Pesce, J., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Almeida, V. & Crowcroft, J. (2012) Facebook and Privacy: The Balancing Act of Personality, Gender, and Relationship Currency. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)  Press

Quercia, D., Lambiotte, R. Stillwell, D, Kosinski, M Crowcroft, J. (2012) The personality of popular Facebook users. Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 955-964.  ISBN 978-1-4503-1086-4

Stillwell, D. & Tunney, R. (2012) Individuals' insight into intrapersonal externalities Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 390-401.

Rentfrow, J., Goldberg, L., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Gosling S., & Levitin, D. (2012) The Song Remains the Same: A Replication and Extension of the MUSIC Model. Music Perception. 30, 161-185. (IF 5-year: 2.01)

Bachrach, Y., Graepel, T., Kasneci, G., Kosinski, M. & van Gael, J. (2012) Crowd IQ: Aggregating opinions to improve performance. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems – Volume 1 ISBN-10: 0-9817381-3-3

Bachrach, Y., Kosinski, M., Graepel, T.,  Kohli, P., Stillwell, D. (2012) Personality and Patterns of Facebook Usage.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual ACM Web Science Conference, 24-32. ISBN: 978-1-4503-1228-8

Wang, N., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Rust, J. (2012) Can well-being be measured using Facebook status updates? Validation of Facebook’s Gross National Happiness Index. Social Indicators Research, 45, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-012-9996-9 (IF: 1.26)

Bachrach, Y., Graepel, T., Kasneci, G., Kosinski, M., Van Gael, J(2012) Crowd IQ - Aggregating Opinions to Boost Performance. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. ISBN-10 0-9817381-3-3. 

Stillwell, D. & Tunney, R. (2012) Effects of measurement methods on the relationship between smoking and delay reward discounting. Addiction. 107(5), 1003-1012. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03742.x (IF: 4.75)

Golombok, S., Rust, J., Xervoulis, K, Goilding, J and Hines, M. (2012) Continuity in sex-typed behavior from Preschool to Adoloscence: A Longitudinal population study of boys and girls aged 3-12 years. Archives of Sexual Behavior 41(3), 591-597. (IF: 3.28)

Rust, J. (2012) Psychometrics. In Research Methods in Psychology, (Eds: G. M. Breakwell, J. A. Smith & D. B. Wright) 141-162.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2011) Modern Psychometrics: The science of psychological assessment (3rd Edition). Chinese Edition, Ren Min University Press, Beijing

Quercia, D., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Crowcroft, J. (2011) Our Twitter profiles, our selves: Predicting personality with TwitterIEEE SocialCom

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