Validation of a Computational Model for Mood and Social Integration

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

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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
Number of pages15
Volume10047 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319478739
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Social Informatics - Bellevue, WA., Seattle, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 201614 Oct 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Conference on Social Informatics
Abbreviated titleSocInfo 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Social network
  • Social integration
  • Mood
  • Social interaction
  • Social activities


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