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The Psychological Meaning of Words: LIWC and Computerized Text Analysis Methods
We are in the midst of a technological revolution whereby, for the first time, researchers can link daily word use to a broad array of real-world behaviors. This article reviews several computerized
Writing About Emotional Experiences as a Therapeutic Process
For the past decade, an increasing number of studies have demonstrated that when individuals write about emotional experiences, significant physical and mental health improvements follow The basic
The psychology of physical symptoms
Physical symptoms are fascinating phenomena to examine. We all experience them, use them as signals to guide our behavior, and usually assume that they accurately represent underlying physiological
Linguistic styles: language use as an individual difference.
The data suggest that linguistic style is an independent and meaningful way of exploring personality, and factor structure, and validity of written language using a word-based, computerized text analysis program.
Lying Words: Predicting Deception from Linguistic Styles
The current project investigated the features of linguistic style that distinguish between true and false stories, and found that liars showed lower cognitive complexity, used fewer self-references and other- References, and used more negative emotion words than truth-tellers.
Health complaints, stress, and distress: exploring the central role of negative affectivity.
Results demonstrate the importance of including different types of health measures in health psychology research, and indicate that self-report health measures reflect a pervasive mood disposition of negative affectivity (NA), which will act as a general nuisance factor in health research.