Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Discovering your personality through social media
Jennifer Golbeck Ph.D.
Could artificial intelligence, social media, and some existing psychological surveys come together to discover men's attitudes around sex and consent?
The World Health Organization will name Gaming Disorder as a mental health condition in their forthcoming diagnostic manual, the International Classification of Diseases.
Is your social media use just enthusiastic or do you have a disorder? The 9-question Social Media Disorder scale can help you distinguish.
Recognizing words and meaning when someone speaks is easy for humans but tricky for AI. This article in the Thinking Like AI series explores speech recognition.
Social media addiction is tied to narcissism and low self-esteem in a new study.
Are you addicted to social media or just a frequent user? This short psychological survey can help you find out.
The first article in a series that challenges us to think about human intelligence and how it relates to AI.
A new study from Stanford claims it can detect sexual orientation from photos people post on a dating site. The truth is more complicated.
Congress passed a law this week allowing all your internet use - every search, every page visit - to be sold to the highest bidder. Here's how to make your browsing private again.
Some states ban sex offenders from social media. Do these laws protect potential victims? They certainly ignore the fundamental role social media plays in modern communication.
We analyze the appropriateness of tweets and what defines them. Trump's tweets are less appropriate, more negative, less sophisticated than staffers'.
Artificial Intelligence is deployed to analyze Taylor Swift's personality from her Twitter account. She seems like a good person to be friends with.
A man discovers his wife has been exchanging risqué texts with her ex on Facebook. What to do?
A new research study out this week shows that people prefer to date others with similar political beliefs. That has implications for making our politics less divisive.
Artificial Intelligence can predict people's personality traits and psychological states from social media text. This week, we profile Hillary Clinton.
Save more money, lose weight, get organized - there's an app for that! Here are 3 apps I've tested to help with your New Year's Resolutions.
An artificial intelligence analysis of Trump's personality based on his interview with the Washington post (following up an earlier analysis of his tweets)
Advice about how to clean up social media for a college student heading into a job search.
Why do people make threats like this online?
Artificial intelligence can evaluate someone's personality and psychological traits from their social media profile. We use that to analyze Donald Trump.
A review of 26 years of research on social anxiety and the internet show beneficial aspects but also ties to problematic behavior. Here's an overview of what we know.
New studies of internet trolls show they are sadistic, psychopathic, and enjoy being cruel to others.
People who use social media more often tend to have higher rates of depression. But which way does the link go?
What limits (if any) should a parent put on a constantly texting teen?
Fear of rejection and low self-esteem pushes vulnerable narcissists to prefer online interactions over in-person socializing.
When you break up, should your online friendships end, too? Advice to a letter writer who feels self-conscious about her ex's family checking up on her online.
The psychology of why you feel an illusion of closeness to your favorite internet personality
Gay and straight online daters have different cyberbullying experiences, especially when you account for their narcissism.
Narcissists want attention, and they get it on Twitter through anti-social tweeting.
A letter writer needs advice on what to do about a 16-year-old requesting pictures and sex with a 13-year-old.
Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D., is a computer scientist and professor at the University of Maryland.