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Q733 Colloquium

Colloquia occur: Selected Mondays at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Room PY 101.
Colloquia titles will be posted as they become available.

Organizer: Rob Goldstone
Phone: 855-4853
Email: rgoldsto@indiana.edu

Fall 2017 Q733 Colloquia

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Aug 21, 2017: Michal Kosinski, Stanford University
PY 101, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Title: Predicting intimate traits from digital footprints
Abstract: A growing proportion of human activities such as social interactions, entertainment, shopping, and gathering information are now mediated by digital devices and services. Such digitally mediated activities can be easily recorded, offering an unprecedented opportunity to study and measure intimate psycho-demographic traits using actual―rather than self-reported―behavior. Our research shows that digital records of behavior, such as samples of text, Tweets, Facebook Likes, or web-browsing logs, can be used to accurately measure a wide range of traits including personality, intelligence, and political views. Such Big Data assessment has a number of advantages: it does not require participants’ active involvement; it can be easily and inexpensively applied to large populations; and it is relatively immune to cheating or misrepresentation. If used ethically, it could revolutionize psychological assessment, marketing, recruitment, insurance, and many other industries. In the wrong hands, however, such methods pose significant privacy risks. In this talk, we will discuss how to reap the benefits of Big Data assessment while avoiding the pitfalls.

Sep 18, 2017: Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan
PY 101, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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Sep 25, 2017: Caroline Palmer, McGill University
PY 101, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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Oct 2, 2017: Nancy Kanwisher, MIT (jointly sponsored with the Program in Neuroscience)
PY 101, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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Oct 16, 2017: Ryan Baker, University of Pennsylvania
PY 101, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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