Mapping collective emotions to make sense of collective behavior

Maxime Taquet, Jordi Quoidbach, Yves Alexandre De Montjoye, Martin Desseilles

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Abstract

While Bentley et al.'s model is very appealing, in this commentary we argue that researchers interested in big data and collective behavior, including the way humans make decisions, must account for the emotional factor. We investigate how daily choice of activities is influenced by emotions. Results indicate that mood significantly predicts people's decisions about what to do next, stressing the importance of emotional state on decision-making. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2014.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-3
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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