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Grazia Daily: Five bad habits that actually mean you’re brilliant (according to science)

A study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge, found that people who swear are seen as more honest. "If you’re trying to follow the social norms rather than…

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BBC News: Big data unites the study of stars with cancer research

London's Science Museum is currently running an exhibition titled Our Lives in Data focusing on how data is collected, analysed and used. The exhibition features a study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell which shows our personalities could be accurately predicted…

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Inc: Do you swear a lot? That may just mean you’re honest

People who swear are seen as more honest according to the study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge. "The relationship between profanity and dishonesty is a tricky one.…

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BBC Radio 5 Live: Drive

Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge, talks about research that found opposites don’t attract. “We know that couples are very similar in things like age, intelligence, education and values, but…

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The Times: Do opposites attract? Only in the movies

Hollywood movies are full of romantic storylines where people from opposite background fall in love and live happily ever after, but a new study shows that this is not true. The study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell shows that “birds…

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Opposites really DON’T attract

Study shows that ‘birds of a feather do flock together’ - finally providing scientific backing for the idea that people seek romantic partners and friends with similar personality traits. Classic Hollywood movies are full of 'opposites attract' romantic storylines -…

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Cambridge News: Machines can predict our intelligence

Algorithms can predict a person’s intelligence based on social network photos as accurately as humans can and without faulty stereotyping, says a study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge…

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Is your profile picture ‘smart’?

Algorithms can predict a person's intelligence based on social network photos as accurately as humans can and without faulty stereotyping, says study from University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Algorithms can assess a person's intelligence based on their social network…

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Frankly, do we give a damn…? Study finds links between swearing and honesty

It's long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of…

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The Telegraph: Foul-mouthed people are also the most honest, study finds

A study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that people who swear more are least likely to lie. The study describes how participants were asked…

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