J W Pennebaker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Testosterone as a social inhibitor: two case studies of the effect of testosterone treatment on language
    James W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:172-5. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The secret life of pronouns: flexibility in writing style and physical health
    R Sherlock Campbell
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:60-5. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychological aspects of natural language. use: our words, our selves
    James W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 54:547-77. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Style and substance in psychology: are influential articles more readable than less influential ones?
    James Hartley
    Department of Psychology, The University of the Texas, Austin, USA
    Soc Stud Sci 32:321-34. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Words of wisdom: language use over the life span
    James W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin 78712, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:291-301. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of traumatic disclosure on physical and mental health: the values of writing and talking about upsetting events
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 1:9-18. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Forming a story: the health benefits of narrative
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Clin Psychol 55:1243-54. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Linguistic styles: language use as an individual difference
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 77:1296-312. 1999
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence, type, disclosure, and severity of adverse life events in college students
    Joshua M Smyth
    Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    J Am Coll Health 57:69-76. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Variations in the spacing of expressive writing sessions
    Cindy K Chung
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 13:15-21. 2008

Research Grants

  1. INTERPERSONAL DISCLOSURE PROCESSES AND HEALTH
    James Pennebaker; Fiscal Year: 2004

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Testosterone as a social inhibitor: two case studies of the effect of testosterone treatment on language
    James W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:172-5. 2004
    ..It appears that testosterone steers attention away from social connections but not necessarily toward concerns with aggression or sexual activity...
  2. ncbi request reprint The secret life of pronouns: flexibility in writing style and physical health
    R Sherlock Campbell
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:60-5. 2003
    ..The findings point to the importance of the role of discussing the self and social relationships in writing and, at the same time, to the remarkable potential of techniques such as LSA...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychological aspects of natural language. use: our words, our selves
    James W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 54:547-77. 2003
    ..Particles, which serve as the glue that holds nouns and regular verbs together, can serve as markers of emotional state, social identity, and cognitive styles...
  4. ncbi request reprint Style and substance in psychology: are influential articles more readable than less influential ones?
    James Hartley
    Department of Psychology, The University of the Texas, Austin, USA
    Soc Stud Sci 32:321-34. 2002
    ..This idea is upheld when the papers involved are ones that have been highly rated by fellow colleagues (Studies 1 and 2) but it is not supported when the papers involved are highly-cited journal articles (Studies 3 and 4)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Words of wisdom: language use over the life span
    James W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin 78712, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:291-301. 2003
    ..Implications for using language as a marker of personality among current and historical texts are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of traumatic disclosure on physical and mental health: the values of writing and talking about upsetting events
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 1:9-18. 1999
    ..The final part of the paper discusses these findings within the context of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) debriefing strategies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Forming a story: the health benefits of narrative
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Clin Psychol 55:1243-54. 1999
    ..Ongoing studies suggest that writing serves the function of organizing complex emotional experiences. Implications for these findings for psychotherapy are briefly discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Linguistic styles: language use as an individual difference
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 77:1296-312. 1999
    ..Despite modest effect sizes, the data suggest that linguistic style is an independent and meaningful way of exploring personality...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence, type, disclosure, and severity of adverse life events in college students
    Joshua M Smyth
    Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    J Am Coll Health 57:69-76. 2008
    ..Some information on the prevalence of adverse life experiences is available for the general population and college students, but the extent, nature, and severity of these events is unclear...
  10. doi request reprint Variations in the spacing of expressive writing sessions
    Cindy K Chung
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 13:15-21. 2008
    ..In a test to determine whether a brief version of the expressive writing (EW) method was viable, 106 college students participated in an experiment dealing with the study of life transitions...
  11. doi request reprint Language style matching in writing: synchrony in essays, correspondence, and poetry
    Molly E Ireland
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:549-71. 2010
    ..Implications for using LSM as an implicit marker of social engagement and influence are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)...
  12. ncbi request reprint The social dynamics of a cultural upheaval: social interactions surrounding September 11, 2001
    Matthias R Mehl
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:579-85. 2003
    ..The findings have relevance for the understanding of stress and affiliation and normal psychological reactions to emergencies...
  13. ncbi request reprint How do I love thee? Let me count the words: the social effects of expressive writing
    Richard B Slatcher
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, TX 98712, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:660-4. 2006
    ..Increases in positive emotion words partially mediated the relation between expressive writing and relationship stability...
  14. ncbi request reprint The sounds of social life: a psychometric analysis of students' daily social environments and natural conversations
    Matthias R Mehl
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:857-70. 2003
    ..The study sheds light on a methodological blind spot--the sampling of naturalistic social information from an unobtrusive observer's perspective...
  15. ncbi request reprint Stereotypes of emotional expressiveness of northerners and southerners: a cross-cultural test of Montesquieu's hypotheses
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 70:372-80. 1996
    ..Regression and other analyses revealed that self-ratings of expressiveness were, in fact, related to being from the South and to warmer mean temperatures. Several possible explanations for these effects are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lying words: predicting deception from linguistic styles
    Matthew L Newman
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:665-75. 2003
    ..Compared to truth-tellers, liars showed lower cognitive complexity, used fewer self-references and other-references, and used more negative emotion words...
  17. ncbi request reprint Linguistic predictors of adaptive bereavement
    J W Pennebaker
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 72:863-71. 1997
    ..Cognitive change and empirical models predicted postbereavement distress at 1 year. Implications of using computer-based text analyses in the study of narratives are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Personality in its natural habitat: manifestations and implicit folk theories of personality in daily life
    Matthias R Mehl
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:862-77. 2006
    ..The findings point to the importance of naturalistic observation studies on how personality is expressed and perceived in the natural stream of everyday behavior...
  19. ncbi request reprint Exploring the boundary conditions of expressive writing: In search of the right recipe
    Joshua M Smyth
    Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, New York 13244 2340, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 13:1-7. 2008
  20. ncbi request reprint Are women really more talkative than men?
    Matthias R Mehl
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Science 317:82. 2007
    ..Participants' daily word use was extrapolated from the number of recorded words. Women and men both spoke about 16,000 words per day...
  21. ncbi request reprint Benefits of expressive writing in lowering rumination and depressive symptoms
    Eva Maria Gortner
    University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Behav Ther 37:292-303. 2006
    ..A "booster" writing session predicted to enhance treatment benefits failed to have a significant effect...
  22. ncbi request reprint Linguistic markers of psychological change surrounding September 11, 2001
    Michael A Cohn
    University of Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:687-93. 2004
    ..This study bypasses many of the methodological obstacles of trauma research and provides a fine-grained analysis of the time line of human coping with upheaval...
  23. ncbi request reprint Connecting with others in the midst of stressful upheaval on September 11, 2001
    Patricia Liehr
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, 1100 Holcombe Boulevard 5 518H, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 17:2-9. 2004
    ..Higher negative and lower positive feelings/emotions occurred during morning hours on September 11. Students connected with others and shared good thoughts. Measurement with real-time data sources was informative...
  24. pmc Somatisation in primary care. Solitary disclosure allows people to determine their own dose
    James W Pennebaker
    BMJ 324:544. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint Expressive writing as a smoking cessation treatment adjunct for young adult smokers
    Steven C Ames
    Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:185-94. 2007
    ..Therefore, other modes of delivering expressive writing to young adult cigarette smokers should be explored...
  26. ncbi request reprint Expressing health experience through embodied language
    Patricia Liehr
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1100 Holcombe Blvd 5 518H, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 34:27-32. 2002
    ..Embodied language is the overlap of feeling and temporal word use with blood pressure during descriptions of health experience...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pro-anorexics and recovering anorexics differ in their linguistic Internet self-presentation
    Elizabeth J Lyons
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina, NC, United States
    J Psychosom Res 60:253-6. 2006
    ..This study explored the linguistic markers of differences in Internet self-presentation of self-identified pro-anorexics who defend anorexia as a lifestyle and self-identified anorexics in recovery...
  28. ncbi request reprint Expressive writing intervention for young adult cigarette smokers
    Steven C Ames
    Mayo Clinic, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    J Clin Psychol 61:1555-70. 2005
    ..Participants stated they benefited most from the support and structure associated with the brief office intervention. Enthusiasm was lacking for the expressive writing treatment adjunct...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of written emotional expression on immune function in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection: a randomized trial
    Keith J Petrie
    Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychosom Med 66:272-5. 2004
    ..To determine whether writing about emotional topics compared with writing about neutral topics could affect CD4+ lymphocyte count and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral load among HIV-infected patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Expressive disclosure and health outcomes in a prostate cancer population
    Harriet J Rosenberg
    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 32:37-53. 2002
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Research Grants7

  1. INTERPERSONAL DISCLOSURE PROCESSES AND HEALTH
    James Pennebaker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Measures of physician use, autonomic functioning, and illness reports will serve as outcome measures and correlates in each of the studies. ..