Facebook finally wants to help humans build meaningful connections
Facebook has just done an about-face. After turning the world into one big, aggressive, competitive, depressing, hyper-connected community that shares tons of information nobody needs to know about their personal lives, the social network is
A social media survival guide for scientists
We’d like to start with a quick story—a story about two scientists who ignored their parents’ warnings about talking to strangers on the internet and, as a result, ended up writing grants, organizing professional development
Psychological Weapons of Mass Persuasion
When I was a teenager, my parents often asked me to come along to the store to help carry groceries. One day, as I was waiting patiently at the check-out, my mother reached for her
Cambridge Analytica Scandal Casts Spotlight on Psychographics
A political data firm’s use of Facebook data for targeted messaging reveals the exploitation of psychometric data that some psychological scientists have warned about.
I have 1,605 Facebook friends. Why do I feel so alone?
My name is Hadiya. And sometimes, I feel lonely. Even the people who know me best would be astounded by that assertion. Most people would label me an extrovert. I am confident. I have no
Do Broader Faces Signal Antisocial Traits? Maybe Not
Data from over 135,000 people show no link between broad faces and antisocial traits, in contrast with previous studies.