Psychological Wellbeing and Urban Crime Via Social Media

Faculty: 
Munmun De Choudhury
Students: 
Jose Delgado

This ongoing study investigates the effect that proximate criminal activity has on emotional expression in social media. Proximity to crime and well constant fear of crime can have great negative psychological effects on individuals. Social media currently being one of the most popular means of publicly expressing personal opinions and emotions, we expect to find an effect of temporal and spatial proximity to crime on social media mood expression and other patterns of online communication. Moreover, we expect that the use of certain terms related to crime will have different emotional connotations that correlate with the baseline criminal level of activity in the area.

Lab: 
Director: 
Munmun De Choudhury
Faculty: 
Munmun De Choudhury