Ryan L. Boyd

Associate Research Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
Stony Brook University

I am a computational social scientist who studies how the words we use in everyday life reveals our personalities, motives, and ways of engaging with the world around us.

Ryan L. Boyd

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  • How language nerds solve crimes (PBS)

  • Computers as Creative Collaborators for Businesses? (California Management Review)

  • Verbal cues of authenticity are linked to positive social and business outcomes, according to new research (PsyPost)

  • Putin, Bush, and Pronouns: Presaging War? (Planet Word)

  • Study Compares FOX News and MSNBC Using 52,000 Transcripts, 283 Million Words (NewsWise)

  • What can vegans learn from anti-vegans? (The Vegan Society)

  • Breakups are more painful for MEN because they're more 'emotionally invested' in relationships than women, study finds (The Daily Mail)

  • Men Are Just As Emotional As Women, Study Suggests (Forbes)

  • Men suffer 'more emotional pain than women' in break-ups, finds study (Yahoo!)

  • Men experience more heartbreak than women after a breakup, finds study (Metro)

  • Divorce papers damp with tears? You must be a bloke (The Times)

  • How Men Try to Cope with Heartache (Psychology Today)

  • Diagnosing the Long Dead (Proto Magazine)

  • Edgar Allan Poe probably didn’t commit suicide, says computer textual analysis (Fast Company)

  • Computer analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's work concludes he did NOT commit suicide (The Daily Mail)

  • Depression and language: analysing Edgar Allan Poe’s writings to solve the mystery of his death (The Conversation)

  • Analyse von TED-Talks: Emotionale Vorträge kommen besser an (Deutschlandfunk Nova)

  • Using women's language makes public speakers more influential (The Telegraph)

  • New research finds our vocabularies can act as a window into psychological and physical well-being (PsyPost)

  • Emotional Vocabulary Is Indicator of Wellbeing, Suggests New Study (Technology Networks)

  • Psychological Profiling and Event Forecasting Using Computational Language Analysis (CREST Security Review)

  • What Can Science Tell Us About Story Structure? (Science Friday)

  • The Narrative Arc: What Big Data Tells Us About Storytelling (Psychology Today)

  • Revealed: The building blocks of a good story (The Telegraph)

  • How Many Characters Should a Tweet Be? We Ask the Experts (Wired)

  • Why American voters were primed for a president who talks like Trump (Los Angeles Times)

  • All the American presidents' pronouns (The Japan Times)

  • Trump’s speech: Less analytical, more sure than predecessors (Associated Press)

  • Why American voters were primed for a president who talks like Trump (Chicago Tribune)

  • Trolling the U.S.: Q&A on Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (UT News)

  • UT study: Where you live shapes how you talk about food (Spectrum News)

  • Where People Live Shapes How They Talk About Food, Study Shows (UT News)

  • Writing about trauma can improve health (The Daily Texan)

  • What Does Your Social Media Style Say About You? (Psychology Today)

  • Ryan Boyd's Software Minimizes the Tedium of Language Analysis (Society for Personality and Social Psychology News)

  • Toil and trouble: Researchers link Shakespeare to disputed play (Reuters)

  • The Shakespeare Algorithm (The New Yorker)

  • Research suggests Shakespeare wrote ‘lost’ play (CNN)

  • A Shakespeare Play You’ve Never Heard Of (Pacific Standard)

  • Shakespeare WASN'T a fraud: New research reveals he was 'true author' of disputed play (The Mirror)

  • Study finds a disputed Shakespeare play bears the master’s mark (Los Angeles Times)

  • Shakespeare’s Double Falsehood? Alas, that’s neither true nor false (The Conversation)

  • Finding Shakespeare’s mark (The Boston Globe)