Ethical pitfalls for natural language processing in psychology

In Morteza Dehghani & Ryan Boyd (eds.), The Atlas of Language Analysis in Psychology. Guilford Press (forthcoming)

Authors
Mark Alfano
Macquarie University
Emily Sullivan
Eindhoven University of Technology
Abstract
Knowledge is power. Knowledge about human psychology is increasingly being produced using natural language processing (NLP) and related techniques. The power that accompanies and harnesses this knowledge should be subject to ethical controls and oversight. In this chapter, we address the ethical pitfalls that are likely to be encountered in the context of such research. These pitfalls occur at various stages of the NLP pipeline, including data acquisition, enrichment, analysis, storage, and sharing. We also address secondary uses of the results and tools developed through psychometric NLP, such as profit-driven targeted advertising, political campaigns, and domestic and international psyops. Along the way, we reflect on potential ethical guidelines and considerations that may help researchers navigate these pitfalls.
Keywords ethics  natural language processing  philosophy of technology  privacy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Economies of Language in Digital Space/S.Sheena M. Calvert - 2013 - Leonardo Electronic Almanac 19 (4):280-293.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-12-21

Total views
66 ( #134,404 of 2,289,307 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
66 ( #11,482 of 2,289,307 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature