Early Detection of Risk Taking in Groups and Individuals
Technical Report,07 Feb 2014,25 Mar 2016
MacGregor Bates, Inc. Cottage Grove United States
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Previous research in behavioral psychology offers potential methods for analyzing social media that can indicate thepresence of conditions conducive to risk-seeking. This project applies such methods to Twitter messages from a range of social events, some where disruption is present and others where it is not. The methodologies focus on message content and network connectedness. The results indicate that conditions conducive to risk-seeking are present in some social events, as assessed by linguistic markers that reflect the relative balance of reasoning and emotion, as well as emotion specific conditions relating to anger.