Linguistic Bases of Social Perception

@article{Berry1997LinguisticBO,
  title={Linguistic Bases of Social Perception},
  author={Diane S. Berry and James W. Pennebaker and Jennifer S. Mueller and Wendy S. Hiller},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1997},
  volume={23},
  pages={526 - 537}
}
Target persons were videotaped while engaged in an interview. A text analysis program was used to ascertain the frequency with which they employed negative emotion words, positive emotion words, words reflecting cognitive operations, self-referents, presenttense verbs, negations, and unique words in their verbalizations. Judges viewed the videotapes and evaluated the target persons on a number of social perception dimensions. The language dimensions accounted for significant and substantial… 
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