The German Society for Online Research e.V. (DGOF) honors Clemens Stachl et al. for the paper "Predicting personality from patterns of behavior collected with smartphones", published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, with the Best Paper Award 2021. The prize money, which is 500 euros, is sponsored by the Leibniz Institute of Psychology (ZPID). The award will be presented at the virtual General Online Research (GOR 21).
The seven-member award jury received a total of 19 applications. All submissions were published or accepted for publication in relevant peer-reviewed scientific journals.
"Once again this year, the jury had a difficult time selecting the winners, as a large number of outstanding entries were submitted. In the end, however, the jury was particularly impressed by the use of innovative data collection and analysis methods to identify personality traits based on smartphone usage behavior. In their work, the authors not only demonstrate the great potential of smartphone data for research, but also shed light on the dangers in terms of invasion of privacy and the potential misuse of psychological targeting," said the chairman of the jury and vice chairman of the DGOF Prof. Dr. Florian Keusch.
The seven members of the DGF Best Paper Award Jury 2021 are: Assistant Research Prof. Christopher Antoun (University of Maryland), Prof. Dr. Nicola Doering (TU Ilmenau), Prof. Dr. Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim), Prof. Aigul Mavletova (National University Higher School of Economics, Russia), Dr. Henning Silber (GESIS Leibnitz Institute of Social Sciences), Assistant Prof. Dr. Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University) and Dr. Cathleen M. Stützer (TU Dresden).