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  • How opinions, beliefs, identities, worldviews, and lifestyle preferences form and evolve over the life course
  • Public opinion dynamics, lifestyle preferences and politics, and large-scale cultural change (especially when it comes to opinions on collective risks such as environmental change, questions of science and expertise, surveillance and privacy, and authoritarianism and populism)
  • The workings and impacts of coordinated information operations (especially disinformation campaigns and censorship) on a population scale
  • Methods and models in computational social science and data science, especially network science and social network analysis, probabilistic and generative modelling, computational text analysis, and reproducibility