Mobile Sensing in Personality Science

How can mobile sensing, using the smartphone’s sensors for recording and storing data, help in personality science? Read our comprehensive book chapter on this topic. We cover an overview of related work and show the differences in researching personality traits vs. personality states with mobile sensing. We showcase a concrete mobile-sensing application and provide a framework for how the study participants’ privacy can be respected. We conclude with an outlook into the future of mobile sensing in personality science.

Together with Sandra C. Matz and Mathias Allemand, I published the chapter “Mobile Sensing in Personality Science” in the book “Mobile Sensing in Psychology. Methods and Applications.” The ebook released today, hardcover to be released on November 23, 2023.