Selected Publications


Full publication list

  • The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes.
    A. J. Reagan, L. Mitchell, D. Kiley, C. M. Danforth, P. S. Dodds.
    EPJ Data Science. 2016.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [press] [interactive website] [online appendix]

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  • Human Language Reveals a Universal Positivity Bias.
    P. S. Dodds, E. Clark, S. Desu, M. R. Frank, A. Reagan, J. R. Williams, L.Mitchell, K. D. Harris, I. M. Kloumann, J. P. Bagrow, K. Megerdoomian, M. T. McMahon, B. F. Tivnan, C. M. Danforth.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [interactive appendix] [press]

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  • Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression.
    A. G. Reece, C. M. Danforth.
    EPJ Data Science. 2017.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [press]
    Among 20 most discussed studies in 2017 (out of 2M), as measured by Altmetric.

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  • The Lexicocalorimeter: Gauging public health through caloric input and output on social media.
    S. E. Alajajian, J. R. Williams, A. J. Reagan, S. C. Alajajian, M. R. Frank, L.Mitchell, J. Lahne, C. M. Danforth, P. S. Dodds.
    PLoS ONE. 2017.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [interactive visualization] [twitter account] [press]

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  • Characterizing the Google Books Corpus: Strong limits to inferences of socio-cultural & linguistic evolution.
    E. A. Pechenick, C. M. Danforth, P. S. Dodds.
    PLoS ONE. 2015.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [thread] [press]

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  • The Geography of Happiness: Connecting Twitter sentiment and expression, demographics, and objective characteristics of place.
    L. Mitchell, K. D. Harris, M. R. Frank, P. S. Dodds, C. M. Danforth.
    PLoS ONE. 2013.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [press] [online appendix] [ellen]

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  • Happiness and the Patterns of Life: A Study of Geolocated Tweets.
    M. R. Frank, L. Mitchell, P. S. Dodds, C. M. Danforth.
    Scientific Reports. 2013.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [press]

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  • An Evolutionary Algorithm Approach to Link Prediction in Dynamic Social Networks.
    C. A. Bliss, M. R. Frank, C. M. Danforth, P. S. Dodds.
    Journal of Computational Science. 2013.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv]

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  • Temporal Patterns of Happiness and Information in a Global-Scale Social Network: Hedonometrics and Twitter.
    P. S. Dodds, K. D. Harris, I. M. Kloumann, C. A. Bliss, C. M. Danforth.
    PLoS ONE 2011. Top 1% most cited PLoS ONE articles.
    [pdf] [journal url] [labMT 1.0 word list] [blog] [arXiv] [press] [interactive website] [twitter account]

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  • Measuring the Happiness of Large-Scale Written Expression: Songs, Blogs, and Presidents.
    P. S. Dodds, C. M. Danforth.
    Journal of Happiness Studies. 2009.
    [pdf] [journal url] [arXiv] [press]

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  • Estimating and Correcting Global Weather Model Error.
    C. M. Danforth, E. Kalnay, T. Miyoshi.
    Monthly Weather Review. 2007.
    [pdf] [journal url]

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  • Making Forecasts for Chaotic Physical Processes.
    C. M. Danforth, J. A. Yorke.
    Physical Review Letters. 2006.
    [pdf] [journal url]

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