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Cory K. Costello

PhD Candidate in Personality/Social Psychology

University of Oregon

Biography

Cory Costello is a PhD candidate in psychology at the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Personality and Social Dynamics Lab (PI: Sanjay Srivastava). His research interests include Personality (who we are), Interpersonal Perception (what people think about us), Reputations (what people say and hear about us), how these are manifest in online environments, and the extent to which they’re recoverable from digital footprints. He combines survey, experimental, and data scientific methods in pursuit of these interests. He is an open science and R enthusiast. His methodological interests include social network analysis, predictive modelling / machine learning, text analysis, structural equation modelling, hierarchical linear modelling.

Interests

  • Personality Assesment & Development
  • Interpersonal Perception & Reputation
  • Data Science

Education

  • PhD in Personality/Social Psychology, 2020 (expected)

    University of Oregon

  • MA in Psychology, 2014

    Wake Forest University

  • BA in Psychology, 2012

    New College of Florida (The State's Honors College)

Skills

Statistics

Expertise

R

Expertise

git

Moderate Proficiency

Python

Moderate Proficiency

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Employee

University of Oregon

Oct 2014 – Present Eugene, OR
  • Teaching Fellow, with experience teaching data analysis and R.
  • Research Fellow, with experience working on NSF- & NIH-funded grants on Personality, Mental Health, and Digital Footprints (PI: Sanjay Srivastava).
  • Across roles, extensive experience in data collection, analysis, and communicating complex statistical concepts to different audiences.
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

Wake Forest University

Sep 2012 – May 2014 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Assisted with grant on probabilistic decision making (Supervisor: Eric Stone).
  • Assisted with grant on study of character & morality (PIs: R Michael Furr, William Fleeson).
  • Across roles, experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

New College of Florida

Feb 2012 – May 2012 Sarasota, FL
  • TA for Social Science Research Lab, where I principally held office hours for statistical consultation for advanced undergraduate students.
  • TA for Laboratory in Social and Personality Psychology, where I assisted instructor with grading and support.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

New College of Florida

Sep 2011 – May 2012 Sarasota, FL
  • Research assistant in the Office for Institutional Research and Assesment.
  • Collated and reported on data relevant to student retention.

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Recent Posts

Spotify API Fun Vol 1

Comparison of Spotify recommended artist network to Twitter co-follower network

Projects

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Network Approach to Reputations

A Naturalistic, laboratory paradigm for studying the spread of reputational information.

Personality Stability & Change (Life & Time)

Work examining longitudinal personality change and stability in the life and time project

Twitter Project

A project examining how mental health, personality, reputation are manifest on Twitter and recoverable from corresponding digital …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Do You Feel Like Who You Follow? A Network Approach to Predicting Individual Differences in Mental Health on Twitter

Research linking personality traits to digital records of online behavior in OSNs like Facebook and Twitter has grown rapidly in recent …

Longitudinal Stability and Change in the Big Six

The maturity principle and cumulative continuity principle have been fundamental in understanding adult development of personality …

Consensus, Accuracy, and Consequences of Hearsay Reputations

Gossip and hearsay enable reputations to extend beyond people who have met, but little is known about the resulting reputations. Across …

Recent Publications

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Predicting Mental Health from Followed Accounts on Twitter

The past decade has seen rapid growth in research linking stable psychological characteristics (i.e., traits) to digital records of …

Ethics-Relevant Values in Adulthood: Longitudinal Findings from the Life and Time Study

In a large, nationally-representitive sample, we find mean-level change toward more inclusive value priorities and high rank-order …

Revealed Traits: A Novel Method for Estimating Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences in Personality

Cross-cultural research on personality has often led to surprising and counter-theoretical findings, which have led to concerns over …

Stability and Change in the Big Five and Big Six: New Tests of the Maturity and Cumulative Continuity Principles

In a large, nationally-representitive sample, we find mean-level personality change consistent with the maturity principle. We find a …

What a _____ Thing to Do! Formally Characterizing Actions by Their Expected Effects

A number of personality frameworks assume traits describe central tendencies of action-for instance, calling someone assertive …

Contact

  • Department of Psychology, 1227 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97402, United States
  • Office 464, on the 4th Floor of Straub Hall
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