An unobtrusive behavioral model of "gross national happiness"

  title={An unobtrusive behavioral model of "gross national happiness"},
  author={Adam D. I. Kramer},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Adam D. I. Kramer
  • Published 10 April 2010
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
I analyze the use of emotion words for approximately 100 million Facebook users since September of 2007. "Gross national happiness" is operationalized as a standardized difference between the use of positive and negative words, aggregated across days, and present a graph of this metric. I begin to validate this metric by showing that positive and negative word use in status updates covaries with self-reported satisfaction with life (convergent validity), and also note that the graph shows peaks… 

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