Psychology – University of Copenhagen

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The data collected in "Social Fabric" via smart-phones and surveys offer a unique opportunity to investigate human personality and social interactions.

The study of the relations between human social behaviour and personality constitutes a relatively new area within psychology. Thus, the present study aims to shed light on the associations between individuals' personality traits across time and context, and their everyday lives, behaviour, and social interactions.

The combined use of repeated psychometric measures and electronically collected “big data”, regarding individual behaviour and interactions over time, allows us to address questions such as “How does a person's personality and affective well-being influence his/her behaviour?”, “How do people use online social forums, and how does their online behaviour correlate with their offline behaviour?”, and “Which factors can account for the variability in our behaviour and personality across time, as well as in different contexts?”.