Peer Reviewed Journal/Conference Publications

The most updated list can be viewed on my Google Scholar page.


Matz, S.C., Kosinski, M., Nave, G. & Stillwell, D.J. (2017) Psychological targeting as an effective approach to digital mass persuasion Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences of the USA. [Link | Naked Scientists Interview | ]

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. []

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

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 | ]

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)

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 | ].

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 | ]

Other Publications

Matz, S. C., Segalin, C., Stillwell, D., Muller, S. R. & Bos, M. (2019). Using computational methods to predict personal image appeal. Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Mullett, T.L., Brown, G.D.A., Fincher, C.L., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2019) Individual-Level Analyses of the Impact of Parasite Stress on Personality: Reduced Openness Only for Older Individuals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Matz, S.C., Menges, J.I., Stillwell, D.J. & Schwartz, H.A. (2019) Predicting individual-level income from Facebook profiles. PLoS ONE

Kulkarni, V., Kern, M.L., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Matz, S., Ungar, L, Skiena, S. & Schwartz, A. (2018) Latent human traits in the language of social media: An open-vocabulary approach. PLoS ONE

Matz, S.C., Kosinski, M., Nave, G. & Stillwell, D.J. (2018) Reply to Sharp et al.: Psychological targeting produces robust effects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Nave, G., Minxha, J., Greenburg, D., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D.J. & Rentfrow, P.J. (2018) Musical preferences predict personality: evidence from active listening and Facebook likes. Psychological Science.

Matz, S.C., Kosinski, M., Nave, G. & Stillwell, D.J. (2018) Reply to Eckles et al.: Facebook's optimization algorithms are highly unlikely to explain the effects of psychological targeting (2018) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Yaden, D.B., Eichstaedt, J.C., Kern, M.L., Smith, L.K., Buffone, A., Stillwell, D.J., Kosinski, M., Ungar, L.H., Seligman, M.E.P. & Schwartz, A. (2018) The language of religious affiliation: social, emotional, and cognitive differences. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Gil-Lopez, T., Shen, C., Benefield, G.A., Palomares, N.A., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2018) One Size Fits All: Context Collapse, Self-Presentation Strategies and Language Styles on Facebook. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Mo, F., Zhou, J., Kosinski, M. & Stillwell, D. (2018) Usage patterns and social circles on Facebook among elderly people with diverse personality traits. Educational Gerontology

Chen, L., Gong, T., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. & Davidson, R.L. (2017) Building a profile of subjective well-being for social media users. PLoS ONE

Segalin, C., Celli, F., Polonio, L., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Sebe, N., Cristani, M. & Lepri, B. (2017) What your Facebook profile picture reveals about your personality. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Multimedia Conference

Loe, B.S., Stillwell, D. & Gibbons, C. (2017) Computerized Adaptive Testing Provides Reliable and Efficient Depression Measurement Using the CES-D Scale. Journal of Medical Internet Research [Blog Post]

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 | ]

Matz, S.C., Gladstone, J.J. & Stillwell, D. (2017) In a World of Big Data, Small Effects Can Still Matter. A Reply to Boyce, Daly, Hounkpatin, and Wood (2017) Psychological Science. [Link]

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). [Link]

Mao, M., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M. & Good, D. (2017) Testing Ageing Theory among Later Middle-aged and Older Users Using Social Media. ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Bonneville-Roussey, A., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M. & Rust, J. (2017) Age trends in musical preferences in adulthood: 1. Conceptualization and empirical investigation. Musicae Scientiae.

Rohrer, J., Egloff, M., 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 and Social Psychology.

Loe, B.S., Smart, F., Firtova, L., Brauner, C., Lueneborg, L. & Stillwell, D. (2016) Validating the Quality of Crowdsourced Psychometric Personality Test Items Fourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. [Link]

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. [ ]

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).

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)

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.

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)

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.