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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 computerizedExpand
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Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC2007)
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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 basicExpand
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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 physiologicalExpand
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Linguistic styles: language use as an individual difference.
  • J. Pennebaker, L. King
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 December 1999
Can language use reflect personality style? Studies examined the reliability, factor structure, and validity of written language using a word-based, computerized text analysis program. Daily diariesExpand
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Confronting a traumatic event: toward an understanding of inhibition and disease.
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Lying Words: Predicting Deception from Linguistic Styles
Telling lies often requires creating a story about an experience or attitude that does not exist. As a result, false stories may be qualitatively different from true stories. The current projectExpand
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Health complaints, stress, and distress: exploring the central role of negative affectivity.
Most current models in health psychology assume that stress adversely affects physical health. We re-examined this assumption by reviewing extensive data from the literature and from six samples ofExpand
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