Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has used data from the internet -- particularly Google searches -- to get new insights into the human psyche.  

Seth has used Google searches to measure racismself-induced abortiondepressionchild abuse, hateful mobsthe science of humor, sexual preferenceanxietyson preference, and sexual insecurity, among many other topics.  

His 2017 book, Everybody Lies, published by HarperCollins, was a New York Times bestseller; a PBS NewsHour Book of the Year; and an Economist Book of the Year.

Seth has worked as a data scientist at Google and a visiting lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times.

He received his BA in philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford, and his PhD in economics from Harvard. 

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