• Computer Science
  • Published in ICWSM 2015

Values in Words: Using Language to Evaluate and Understand Personal Values

@inproceedings{Boyd2015ValuesIW,
  title={Values in Words: Using Language to Evaluate and Understand Personal Values},
  author={Ryan L. Boyd and Steven R. Wilson and James W. Pennebaker and Michal Kosinski and David Stillwell and Rada Mihalcea},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2015}
}
People's values provide a decision-making framework that helps guide their everyday actions. Most popular methods of assessing values show tenuous relationships with everyday behaviors. Using a new Amazon Mechanical Turk dataset (N = 767) consisting of people's language, values, and behaviors, we explore the degree to which attaining "ground truth" is possible with regards to such complicated mental phenomena. We then apply our findings to a corpus of Facebook user (N=130,828) status updates in… CONTINUE READING

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