Peer Reviewed Journal/Conference Publications

These can also be viewed on my Google Scholar page.

Youyou, W., Stillwell, D.J., Schwartz, A. & Kosinski, M. (2017) Birds of a feather do flock together: behavior-based personality assessment method reveals personality similarity among couples and friends. Psychological Science.

Wei, X. & Stillwell, D.J. (2017) How smart does your profile image look? Estimating intelligence from social network profile images. ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM).

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. [Link | Press | ]

Mahalingam, V. Palkovics, M., Kosinski, M., Cek, I. & Stillwell, D.J. (2016) A Computer Adaptive Measure of Delay Discounting. Assessment.

Liu, P., Chan, D., Qiu, L., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D.J. (2016) Culture Moderates the Relationship between Emotional Expression and Subjective Well-being. International Journal of Psychology.

Park, G., Yaden, D.B., Schwartz, H.A., Kern, M.L., Eichstaedt, J.C., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Ungar, L.H. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2016) Women are Warmer but No Less Assertive than Men: Gender and Language on Facebook. PLoS ONE [Link | ]

Greenberg, D.M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J., Monteiro, B.L., Levitin, D.J. & Rentfrow, P.J. (2016) The Song Is You: Preferences for Musical Attribute Dimensions Reflect Personality. 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. [ ]

Matz, S., Gladstone, J. & Stillwell, D. (2016) Money Buys Happiness When Spending Fits Our Personality. Psychological Science. [Link | ]

Schwartz, A., Sap, M., Kern, M.L., Eichstaedt, J., Kapelner, A., Agrawal, M., Blanco, E., Dziurzynski, L., Park, G. J., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Seligman, M. & Ungar, L.H. (2016) Predicting individual well-being through the language of social media. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. [Link]

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. [Link]

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. [Link]

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 humans. Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences of the USA. [Link | ]

Wilmot, M.P., DeYoung C.G., Stillwell, D. & Kosinski, M. (2015) Self-Monitoring and the Metatraits. Journal of Personality. [Link]

Farnadi, G., Sitaraman, G., Sushmita, S., Celli, F., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Davalos, S., Moens, M-F. & De Cock, M. (2015) Computational Personality Recognition in Social Media. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) [Link]

Collins, S., Sun, Y., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Markuzon, N. (2015) Are You Satisfied with Life?: Predicting Satisfaction with Life from Facebook. Proceedings of 2015 International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference.

Na, J., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D.J. (2014) When a New Tool Is Introduced in Different Cultural Contexts Individualism-Collectivism and Social Network on Facebook. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Schwartz, A., 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)

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.C., Cate, K. L. , Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2014) Participant recruitment and data collection through Facebook: The role of personality factors. International Journal of Social Research Methodology (IJSRM)

Bachrach, Y., Graepel, T., Kohli, P., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J. (2014) Your Digital Image: Factors Behind Demographic And Psychometric Predictions From Social Network Profiles. AAMAS 2014.

Farnadi, G., Sitaraman, G., Rohani, M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J., Moens, M., Davalos, S. & De Cock, M. (2014) How are you doing? Emotions and Personality in Facebook. EMPIRE 2014 Workshop at UMAP Conference. [Link]

Schwartz, A.H., Eichstaedt, J., Kern, M.L., Park, G., Sap, M., Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M. & Ungar, L. (2014) Towards Assessing Changes in Degree of Depression through Facebook. ACL2014 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology.

He, Q. Glas, C.A.W., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J. & Veldkamp, B.P. (2014) Predicting self-monitoring skills using textual posts on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior. [Link]

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

Mahalingam, V., Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M., Rust, J., & Kogan, A. (2013) Who can wait for the future? A personality perspective. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

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

Kern, M., Eichstaedt, J., Schwartz, A.H., Park, G., Ungar, L.H. Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M., Dziurzynski, L., & Seligman, M. (2013). From "sooo excited!!!" to "so proud": Using Language to Study Development. Developmental Psychology.

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.

Schwartz, A.H., Eichstaedt, J., Kern, M., Dziurzynski, L., Ramones, S., Agrawal, M., Shah, A., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Seligman, M., & Ungar, L.H. (2013). Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach. PLoS ONE [Link | Press | ].

Cantador, I., Fernandez-Tobias, I., Bellogin, A., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2013) Relating Personality Types with User Preferences in Multiple Entertainment Domains. EMPIRE 2013 Workshop at UMAP Conference [Link].

Rentfrow, P.J., Gosling, S.D, Jokela, M., Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, 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. [Link | Press | ]

Schwartz, A.H., Eichstaedt, J., Dziurzynski, L., Kern, M., Blanco, E., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Seligman, M., & Ungar, L.H. (2013). Toward Personality Insights from Language Exploration in Social Media. In AAAI-2013 Spring Symposium: Analyzing Microtext. Stanford, California. [Summary Paper | Poster]

Celli, F., Pianesi, F., Stillwell, D.J., & Kosinski, M. (2013) Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition (Shared Task). ICWSM (Boston)

Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J & Graepel, T. (2013) Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. [Link | Press | ]

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

Rentfrow, J., Goldberg, L.R., Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M., Gosling S.D., & Levitin, D.J. (2012) The Song Remains the Same: A Replication and Extension of the MUSIC Model. Music Perception. [Link]

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

Bachrach, Y., Kosinski, M., Graepel, T., Kohli, P., & Stillwell, D. (2012) Personality and Patterns of Facebook Usage. ACM WebSci 2012. Accepted as oral presentation. One of four finalists for best paper award. [Link]

Kosinski, M., Kohli, P., Stillwell, D., Bachrach, Y., & Graepel, T. (2012) Personality and Website Choice. ACM WebSci 2012. Accepted as poster presentation. [Link]

Kohli, P., Bachrach, Y., Stillwell, D., Kearns, M., Herbrich, R., & Graepel, T. (2012) Colonel Blotto On Facebook: The Effect of Social Relations On Strategic Interaction. ACM WebSci 2012. Accepted as poster presentation. One of three finalists for best poster award. [Link]

Quercia, D., Las Casas, D., Pesce, J.P., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Almeida, V. & Crowcroft, J. (2012) Facebook and Privacy: The Balancing Act of Personality, Gender, and Relationship Currency. ICWSM. [Link]

Wang, N., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J. & Rust, J. (2012) Can well-being be measured using Facebook status updates? Validation of Facebook’s Gross National Happiness Index. Social Indicators Research. [Link]

Stillwell, D.J. & Tunney, R.J. (2012) Effects of measurement methods on the relationship between smoking and delay reward discounting. Addiction. [Link | Supplementary Material]

Quercia, D., Lambiotte, R., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Crowcroft, J. (2011) The Personality of Popular Facebook Users. ACM CSCW 2012. [Link]

Quercia, D., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Crowcroft, J. (2011) Our Twitter profiles, our selves: Predicting personality with Twitter. IEEE SocialCom. [Link | ]

Hagger-Johnson, G., Egan, V. & Stillwell, D.J. (2011) Are social networking profiles reliable indicators of sensational interests? Journal of Research in Personality, [Link]

Stillwell, D.J. & Tunney, R.J. (2009). Melioration behaviour in the Harvard Game is reduced by simplifying decision outcomes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 2252-2261. [link]
NB: I have made the simplified Harvard Game program available for download.

Academic Talks

Stillwell, D.J. (2016) Using Social Media Data Ethically, ESRC DTC Conference. University of Cambridge (December).

Stillwell, D.J. (2016) Predicting Psychology from Social Media, Surrey University (October).

Stillwell, D.J. (2016) Predicting Psychology from Social Media, Keynote at China Psychometrics Conference (August).

Stillwell, D.J. (2016) Predicting Psychology from Social Media Data, Computer Lab, University of Cambridge, Charles Babbage lecture (February).

Mahalingam, V. Palkovics, M., kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D.* (2015) Tomorrowland: A computer adaptive measure of delay discounting. Conference of the International Association of Computer Adaptive Testing, Cambridge (September).
*Presentation was given by David Stillwell.

Stillwell, D.J. (2015) Big data in marketing. Keynote for Big Data conference, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (July).

Stillwell, D.J. (2015) Insights on a happy life from big data. Keynote for 3rd China International Conference on Positive Psychology, Tsinghua University, Beijing (July).

Mahalingam, V. Palkovics, M., kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D.* (2015) Tomorrowland: A computer adaptive measure of delay discounting. International Meeting of the Psychometrics Society, Beijing (July).
*Presentation was given by David Stillwell.

Stillwell, D.J. (2015) Psychological testing using digital footprints. Counter Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference, University of Portsmouth (June).

Stillwell, D.J. (2014) Can digital footprints replace personality testing? Social Media Workshop: Scientific Research from Brain to Behavior, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (October).

Stillwell, D.J. (2014) myPersonality: Example of successful online social network data collection from 6 million people. Stirling Behavioural Sciences ESRC Workshop, University of Stirling (May).

Stillwell, D.J. (2013) Why do people respond inconsistently? Low person-fit on a personality test reflects suspicion and imagination. Psychometrics Centre seminar series, University of Cambridge (March).

Stillwell, D.J. (2012) The future of myPersonality and research using Online Social Networks. Psychometrics Centre seminar series, University of Cambridge (October).

Stillwell, D.J. (2012) myPersonality: What can we find out with 6 million users' personality scores and access to their Facebook profiles. Horizon, Nottingham University (October)

Kern, M.L., Schwartz, H.A., Eichstaedt, J.C., Dziurzynski, L., Ramones, S.M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J., Ungar, L.H. (2012) Personality and Word Use: Positive and Negative Expressions of the Self Through Social Media. European Positive Psychology Conference (Moscow, June).

Stillwell, D.J. (2012) Psychological correlates of smoking, drinking and drug-taking (use and dependency) from a large online sample. Social and Developmental Psychology department, University of Cambridge.

Crosier, B., Webster, G., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Orozco, S.T., Novell, C. (2012) Personality Shapes Real-World and Online Social Networks. Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in San Diego, CA

Kohli, P., Bachrach, Y., Graepel, T., Smyth, G., Armstrong, M., Stillwell, D., Herbrich, R., Kearns, M. (2012) Behavioral Game Theory on Online Social Networks: Colonel Blotto is on Facebook Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds (NIPS 2011). [Link]

Stillwell, D.J. (2011) The Relationship of Intrapersonal Externalities and Delay Discounting to Smoking. School of Psychology Internal Seminar, Nottingham University.

Sun, L., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Rust, J. (2011) On the Test-Retest Reliability of the 100-item IPIP Scales: Differential Temporal Stability of the Big Five Personality Traits. International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), Hong Kong.

Stillwell, D.J. (2011) Personality data collection on social networks. Psychademia Conference, Nottingham Trent University.

Stillwell, D.J. & Tunney, R.J. (2011) Delay discounting methodology does not affect the relationship between discounting and impulsive behaviours. Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Conference, Nottingham University.

Stillwell, D.J. (2010) myPersonality: how to utilize social networks for social research. Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge.


Greenberg, D. M., Baron-Cohen, S., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinski, M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2015, February). Musical preferences linked to empathizing-systemizing cognitive styles. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Stillwell, D.J. & Kosinski, M. (2012) myPersonality project: Use of online social networks for large-scale social research. 1st ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science. MobiSys 2012, UK [View Summary Paper| View Poster]

Rife, S.C., Mickelson K.D., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J. (2012) Facebook Networks and Population Parameters. International Association for Relationship Research, Chicago. [View Poster]

Sun, L., Cek, I., Spindler, S. A. K., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M. & Rust, J. (2011) Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the 100-item IPIP measure on a large Facebook dataset. International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), Hong Kong.

Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M., & Tunney, R.J. (2011) You are what you like. Research Showcase finalist, Nottingham University. [View Poster]

Stillwell, D.J., Bibby, P., & Tunney, R.J. (2010) Are people happiest living near others like them? Research Showcase finalist, Nottingham University. [View Poster]