Your phone really does make you feel good, study says, CNET

SML researchers contend that you’re not necessarily addicted if you need to be with your phone all the time.

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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone, Behavioral Scientist

SML researchers David Markowitz and Jeff Hancock discuss their recent studies on the effects of taking away smartphones. When people cannot use technology to connect with one another, to stay informed, and to entertain themselves, they may lose out on important psychological benefits.

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Capturing the Sound of Depression in the Human Voice, KQED

Adam Miner says there are risks in oversimplifying the complexity of medical diagnoses.

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Scholars discuss the benefits and risks of using talking software to address mental health, Stanford News

Adam Miner, Arnold Milstein and Jeff Hancock examined the benefits and risks associated with this trend in a Sept. 21 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They discuss how technological advances now offer the capability for patients to have personal health discussions with devices like smartphones and digital assistants.

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SML research is featured in a report to the President and Congress

In this essay I focus on some of the psychological aspects of how communication technology affects the way that people deceive and trust one another. The deep concerns we’ve been facing lately about a “post-truth society” are really a reflection of how we can trust one another in a world dominated by social media

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Decepticon 2017: Truth, Trust, and Tech

Decepticon 2017 was held from August 21st to 23rd in Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the detection and prevention of deception.

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Crazy at the wheel: psychopathic CEOs are rife in Silicon Valley, experts say, The Guardian

Jeff Hancock has developed software that can analyze written language – in emails, tweets or blog posts – for language cues associated with psychopathy. He says that text-based communication is a much better way to communicate with someone you suspect is a psychopath.

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Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data, Stanford Report

Jeff Hancock and SML graduate student David Markowitz searched the archives of PubMed. They showed that fraudulent retracted papers scored significantly higher on an obfuscation index than papers retracted for other reasons. For example, fraudulent papers contained approximately 1.5 percent more jargon than unretracted papers.

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Truth, Trustworthiness and Technology in Political Campaigns, Jeff Hancock

In this talk we’ll go over the state-of-the-art in deception detection research on how to spot a liar online, explore some new forms of deception, and examine how different technologies affect both how we lie and trust online.

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Trump’s bullsh*t: Why his supporters don’t care that he’s lying, CNN

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are seen as equally trustworthy by the public, and yet Trump makes false statements almost four times as often than Clinton.  How is this possible?

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