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Birmingham Mail: People who swear a lot are more honest

Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest, according to a study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business School. "Swearing is often inappropriate…

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Alphr: Money can buy happiness – but only if it’s used to buy ‘time’

Researchers in Canada found that people who use money to “buy back time” have greater life satisfaction than people who don't. It builds on the findings of a previous study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data…

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The Atlantic: The dark side of that personality quiz you just took

A study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business Scholl, is featured in an article looking at personality tests and how personal data can be used in digital…

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Southern California public radio: The Loh down on science: Foul-mouthed facts

On her radio show Sandra Tsing Loh talks about the research paper “Frankly, we do give a damn the relationship between profanity and honesty” co-authoured by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at…

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Business Weekly: Data science summit highlights Cambridge’s tech magnetism

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and data will be discussed in the Cambridge Data Science Summit taking place on 9-10 June at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton. Dr David Stillwell, Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science…

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New York Post: Facebook ‘likes’ are terrifyingly accurate window into your soul

Research co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge, finds that Facebook “knows” us better than our family and friends. The study was based on data from 58,000 people using…

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BBC Radio 4: Today

Vesselin Popov from the Psychometric Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School discusses how political parties might use our digital data, including Facebook activity, such as adjusting messages and images to create targeted political campaigns. Listen to the podcast [bbc.co.uk, starts at…

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Science Alert: Good news, humans: Swearing can actually make you stronger

Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge, comments on his latest study which found that people who frequently curse are being more honest: "Swearing is often inappropriate, but it can also…

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BBC World Service: The Inquiry

Around two million people log in to Facebook every day, but what happens with the data we provide and what does the future hold? Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge…

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Birmingham Mail: Why people who swear a lot are more honest?

Research co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that that people who frequently curse are being more honest. "The relationship between profanity and dishonesty is a…

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