January 24, 2015
A new study suggested that it may be feasible to capture community psychological characteristics through social media. Further, these characteristics appear to be strong markers of CV mortality at the community level, according to research published in Psychological Science.
“Hostility and chronic stress are known risk factors for heart disease, but they are costly to assess on a large scale. We used language expressed on Twitter to characterize community level psychological correlates of age-adjusted mortality from atherosclerotic heart disease,” researchers from the World Well-Being Project wrote.