Publications

Published Journal Articles

Matz, S. C., & Harari, G. (in press). Person-environment transactions: Mapping the relationships between Big Five personality traits, states, and daily places. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Greenberg, D. M.*+, Matz, S. C.*, Schwartz, A. & Frick, K. R. (in press). The self-congruity effect of music. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Mueller*, S., Peters*, H., Matz, S. C., Wang, W. & Harari, G. (in press). Investigating the Relationships Between Mobility Behaviors and Indicators of Subjective Well-Being Using Smartphone-based Experience Sampling and GPS Tracking. European Journal of Personality.

Hall, A. & Matz, S. C. (in press). Targeting Item-Level Nuances Leads to Small but Robust Improvements in Personality Prediction from Digital Footprints. European Journal of Personality.

Cerf, M, Matz, S. C. & Berg, A. (2020). Using Blockchain to Improve Decision Making that Benefits the Public Good. Frontiers in Blockchain. Available here.

Cowgill, B., Dell’Acqua, F. & Matz, S. C. (2020). The Managerial Effects of Algorithmic Fairness Activism. American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings.

Matz, S. C., Appel, R., & Kosinski, M. (2019). Privacy in the Age of Psychological Targeting. Current Opinion in Psychology. Available here.

Matz, S. C., Schwartz, H. A., Menges, J. I & Stillwell, D. J. (2019). Predicting Individual-level Income from Facebook Profiles. PLOS ONE. Available here.

Matz, S. C., Segalin, C., Stillwell, D., Müller, S. R. & Bos, M. (2019). Using computational methods to predict personal image appeal. Journal of Consumer Psychology. Available here.

Gladstone, J. J.*, & Matz, S. C.* (2019). Can Psychological Traits be Inferred from Spending? Evidence from Transaction Data. Psychological Science. Available here.

Matz, S. C., & Glastone, J.J. (2018). Nice Guys Finish Last: Why and when agreeableness is related to economic hardship. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Available here.

Kulkarni, V., Kern M. L., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., Matz, S. C., Ungar, L., Skiena, S. & Schwartz, A.  (2018). Latent Human Traits in the Language of Social Media: An Open-Vocabulary Approach. PLoSONE. Available here.

Matz, S. C., Kosinski, M., Nave, G., & Stillwell, D. (2018). Reply to Eckles et al.: Facebook’s optimization algorithms are highly unlikely to explain the effects of psychological targeting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Available here

Matz, S. C., Kosinski, M., Nave, G., & Stillwell, D. (2017). Psychological Targeting as an Effective Approach to Digital Mass Communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Available here

Matz, S. C., & Netzer, O. (2017). Using Big Data as a Window Into Consumer Psychology. Current Opinion in Behavioral Science, 18, 7-12. Available here

Matz, S. C., Gladstone, J. J., & Stilwell, D. (2017). In the World of Big Data, Small Effects Can Still Matter: Reply to Boyce et al. Psychological Science, 28(4), 547-550.
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Matz, S. C., Gladstone, J. & Stillwell, D. (2016). Money Buys Happiness if Spending Fits our Personality. Psychological Science, 27(5), 715-725.
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Behrendt, P., Matz, S. C. & Goeritz, A. (2016). An integrative model of leadership behavior. Leadership Quarterly, 28(1), 229-244.
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Kosinski, M., Matz, S. C., Gosling, S., Popov, V. & Stillwell, D (2015). Facebook as a Social Science Research Tool: Opportunities, Challenges, Ethical Considerations and Practical Guidelines, American Psychologist, 70(6), 543-556.
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Book Chapters

Appel, R. & Matz, S. C. (in press). Psychological Targeting in the Age of Big Data.

Matz, S. C., Rolnik, G., & Cerf, M. (2018). Solutions to the threats of digital monopolies. In Stigler Center ebook Digital Platforms and Concentration.

Plohl, N., Stuhlreyer, J., Ruggeri, K., & Matz, S. C.  (2018). Chapter 10: Communications. In Ruggeri, K. (Ed.). Behavioral Insights for Evidence-Based Policy. Routledge.

Matz, S. C., & Hirsh, J. (in press). Marketing and Personality. In Carducci, B. J. (eds), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Matz, S. C. (2016). Personality-customised advertising in the digital environment. In C. Jansson-Boyd & M. Zawisza (eds), International Handbook of Consumer Psychology. Taylor & Francis.

Matz, S. C., Chan, Y. E. F. & Kosinski, M. (2016). Models of Personality. In Tkalcic, Decarolis, de Gemmis, Kosir & Odić (eds), Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems. Springer.

Behrendt, P. & Matz, S. C. (2014). Wie Sie Probleme lösen anstatt sie zu fokussieren. In A. Ryba, D. Pauw, D. Ginati & S. Rietmann (Hrsg.), Professionnell coachen. Das Methodenbuch: Erfahrungswissen und Interventionstechniken von 50 Coachingexperten. Beltz.

 

Popular Press (Selected)

Matz, S. C., Appel, R. & Kosinski, M. (2019). Rethinking Privacy in the Age of Psychological Targeting. London School of Economics Blog

Matz, S. C (2018). Psychological microtargeting could actually save politics. Wired.

Cerf, M., Matz, S. C. & Rolnik, G. (2018). There’s still time to stop the tech monopoly takeover. Fortune.

Graves, C. & Matz, S. C. (2018). What marketers should now about personality-based marketing. Harvard Business Review.

Jachimowicz, J. Matz, S. C. & Polonski, V. (2017). The Behavioral Scientist’s Ethics Checklist. The Behavioral Scientist.

 

Invited Talks (Selected)

Matz, S. C. (2019). The future of psychological profiling. Fast Forward Forum. Venice

Matz, S. C. (2019). What your digital footprints can reveal about you. TEDx Chicago (60k+ views)

Matz. S. C. (2018). The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica. USI, Paris.

Matz, S. C. (2017). The era of digital psychometrics. Berlin School of Creative Leadership, New York.

Matz, S. C. (2017). Digital Happiness. Keynote at the Annual Sogeti Summit, Chicago.

Matz, S. C. (2017, June 8). Big Data, Psychological Profiling and the Future of Digital Marketing. Invited Keynote at the ADC Digital Experience, Düsseldorf.

Matz, S. C. (2017, June 6). Psychographic Persuasion. Invited Talk at the European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra.

Matz, S. C. (2017, May 30). Digital Psychometrics. Invited Talk at the Fraunhofer-Institut for Technik und Wirtschaftsinformatik, Kaiserslautern.

Matz, S. C. (2017, May 16). Digital Psychometrics and its Effects on Technology. Invited Keynote at Apache: Big Data North America 2017, Miami.

Matz, S. C. (2017, April 26) Big Data, Psychological Profiling and the Future of Digital Marketing. Trivago Academy, Düsseldorf.

Matz, S. C. (2017, March 24). The Promises and Perils of Psychographic Targeting: A Look into the Future. Invited Keynote at Microsoft EXPLAIN conference, Berlin.

Matz, S. C. (2015, July 3). Big Data Assessment: Predicting Psychological Traits from Digital Footprints. Invited Keynote at the VII Brazilian Congress for Psychological Assessment, Sao Paulo.

Matz, S. C. (2015, June 16). Using Big Data in personality-customised advertising. Invited Keynote at the DataIQ Summit, London.

Matz, S. C. (2014, October 7). Using preference-based predictions of personality for customised advertising on Facebook. Invited talk at the WWBP, University of Pennsylvania.