Validation of a Computational Model for Mood and Social Integration

A.H. Abro, M.C.A. Klein

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Abstract

The social environment of people is an important factor for the mental health. However, in many internet interventions for mental health the interaction with the environment has no explicit role. It is known that the social environment can help people to reduce the feelings of loneliness and has a positive impact on mood in particular. Participation in social activities and maintaining social interaction with friends and relatives are frequently seen as indicators of a happy and healthy life. It is also commonly accepted that being integrated in social network has a strong protective effect on health and helps to avoid feelings of loneliness. In this paper we present a computational model that can be used for analyzing and predicating the mood level of individuals by taking into account the social integration, the participation in social activities and the enjoyableness of those activities. In addition to this, we explain the method that we developed to validate the computational model. For the validation, we use real EMA data that was collected from E-COMPARED project. This model allows to make more precise predictions on the effect of social interaction on mood and might be part of future internet interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Informatics - 8th International Conference, SocInfo 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages385-399
Number of pages15
Volume10047 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319478739
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Social Informatics - Bellevue, WA., Seattle, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 201614 Oct 2016
Conference number: 6
http://usa2016.socinfo.eu/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer
Volume10047 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Social Informatics
Abbreviated titleSocInfo 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/10/1614/10/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Social network
  • Social integration
  • Mood
  • Social interaction
  • Social activities

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    Abro, A. H., & Klein, M. C. A. (2016). Validation of a Computational Model for Mood and Social Integration. In Social Informatics - 8th International Conference, SocInfo 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 10047 LNCS, pp. 385-399). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10047 LNCS). Springer/Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47874-6_27