Journal article

Personality Research and Assessment in the Era of Machine Learning

Clemens Stachl, Florian Pargent, Sven Hilbert, Gabriella M Harari, Ramona Schoedel, Sumer Vaid, Samuel D Gosling, Markus Buehner

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

The increasing availability of high-dimensional, fine-grained data about human behaviour, gathered from mobile sensing studies and in the form of digital footprints, is poised to drastically alter the way personality psychologists perform research and undertake personality assessment. These new kinds and quantities of data raise important questions about how to analyse the data and interpret the results appropriately. Machine learning models are well suited to these kinds of data, allowing researchers to model highly complex relationships and to evaluate the generalizability and robustness of their results using resampling methods. The correct usage of machine learning models requires specia..

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