Anger Can Be Contagious – Here’s How To Stop The Spread, NPR

Jeff Hancock’s research suggests we can pick up on — and mirror — the emotions we encounter in our social media feeds.

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Social Robots and Deception

Jeff Hancock on the American Psychological Association “Speaking of Psychology” podcast.

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Big little lies of mobile dating, Stanford News

Lying about availability is a common deception mobile app daters tell their potential partners, according to a new paper by two SML researchers.

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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 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

How can we tell if someone is lying to us in their tweet, their Facebook post, the news that they shared via a text or an online video? Worse yet, some of those people might not even be people, but bots coordinating to promote some propaganda or commercial interest.

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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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