Publications

Selected Books:

Pennebaker, J. W. (2011). The secret life of pronouns: What our words say about us. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Pennebaker, J. W., & Evans, J. F. (2014). Expressive writing: Words that heal. Enumclaw, WA: Idyll Arbor.



Recent and Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Jordan, K. N., Sterling, J., Pennebaker, J. W., & Boyd, R. L. (2019). Examining long-term trends in politics and culture through language of political leaders and cultural institutions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201811987. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1811987116
  • Tellakat, M., Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2019). How do online learners study? The psychometrics of students’ clicking patterns in online courses. PLOS ONE, 14(3), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213863
  • Boyd, R. L. (2018). Mental profile mapping: A psychological single-candidate authorship attribution method. PLOS ONE, 13(7), e0200588. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200588
  • Jordan, K. N., Pennebaker, J. W., & Ehrig, C. (2018). The 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates and How People Tweeted About Them: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates and How People Tweeted About Them. SAGE Open, 8(3), 2158244018791218. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018791218
  • Kilimnik, C. D., Boyd, R. L., Stanton, A. M., & Meston, C. M. (2018). Identification of Nonconsensual Sexual Experiences and the Sexual Self-Schemas of Women: Implications for Sexual Functioning. Archives of Sexual Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1229-0
  • Blackburn, K. G., Yilmaz, G., & Boyd, R. L. (2018). Food for thought: Exploring how people think and talk about food online. Appetite, 123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.022
  • Kilimnik, C. D., Boyd, R. L., Stanton, A. M., & Meston, C. M. (2018). Identification of Nonconsensual Sexual Experiences and the Sexual Self-Schemas of Women: Implications for Sexual Functioning. Archives of Sexual Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1229-0
  • Drouin, M., Boyd, R. L., & Romaneli, M. G. (2018). Predicting Recidivism Among Internet Child Sex Sting Offenders Using Psychological Language Analysis. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21(2), 78–83. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0617
  • Jordan, K. N., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2017). The exception or the rule: Using words to assess analytic thinking, Donald Trump, and the American presidency. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3(3), 312–316.
  • Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2017). Language-based personality: A new approach to personality in a digital world. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 63–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.07.017
  • Stanton, A. M., Meston, C. M., & Boyd, R. L. (2017). Sexual Self-Schemas in the Real World: Investigating the Ecological Validity of Language-Based Markers of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(6). https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0657
  • Wendlandt, L., Mihalcea, R., Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2017). Multimodal Analysis and Prediction of Latent User Dimensions. In G. L. Ciampaglia, A. Mashhadi, & T. Yasseri (Eds.), Social Informatics: 9th International Conference, SocInfo 2017, Oxford, UK, September 13-15, 2017, Proceedings, Part I: Vol. 10539 LNCS (pp. 323–340). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67217-5_20
  • Drouin, M., Boyd, R. L., Hancock, J. T., & James, A. (2017). Linguistic analysis of chat transcripts from child predator undercover sex stings. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 28(4), 437–457. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2017.1291707
  • Hawkins, R. C. I., & Boyd, R. L. (2017). Such stuff as dreams are made on: Dream language, LIWC norms, and personality correlates. Dreaming, 27(2), 102–121.
  • Obschonka, M., Fisch, C., & Boyd, R. (2017). Using digital footprints in entrepreneurship research: A Twitter-based personality analysis of superstar entrepreneurs and managers. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 8, 13–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.05.005
  • Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Pérez-Brena, N., & Boyd, R. L. (2017). Hablo Inglés y Español: Cultural Self-Schemas as a Function of Language. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00885
  • Boyd, R. L. (2017). Psychological text analysis in the digital humanities. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Data analytics in the digital humanities (pp. 161-189). New York City, NY, US: Springer Science.
  • Wilson, S. R., Mihalcea, R., Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2016). Disentangling topic models: A cross-cultural analysis of personal values though words. Proceedings of 2016 EMNLP Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science, 146-152.
  • Mitra, T., Counts, S., & Pennebaker, J.W. (2016). Understanding anti-vaccination attitudes in social media. Proceedings of the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media.
  • Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2015). Did Shakespeare write Double Falsehood? Identifying an individual’s psychological signature with text analysis. Psychological Science, 26(5), 570-582.
  • Boyd, R. L., Wilson, S. R., Pennebaker, J. W., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. J., & Mihalcea, R. (2015). Values in words: Using language to evaluate and understand personal values. Proceedings of the Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 31-40.
  • Pennebaker J. W., Chung C. K. , Frazee J., Lavergne G. M., and Beaver D. I. (2014). When small words foretell academic success: The case of college admissions essays. PLoS ONE 9(12): e115844. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115844
  • Laserna, C. M., Seih, Y., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2014). Um… like who says “you know”: Filler word use as a function of age, gender, and personality. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, published online March 28, 2014. DOI 10.1177/0261927X14526993.
  • Pennebaker, J. W., Gosling, S. D., & Ferrell, J. D. (2013). Daily online testing in large classes: Boosting college performance while reducing achievement gaps. PLOS ONE. November 20, 2013. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.007977.
  • Kacewicz, W., Pennebaker, J. W., Davis, M., Jeon, M., & Graesser, A. C. (2013). Pronoun use reflects standings in social hierarchies Journal of Language and Social Psychology. online version 19 September 2013, DOI: 10.1177/0261927X1350265
  • Ireland, M. E., Slatcher, R. B., Eastwick, P. W., Scissors, L. E., Finkel, E. J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2011). Language style matching predicts relationship formation and stability. Psychological Science, 22, 39-44.
  • Pennebaker, J. W., & Chung, C. K. (2011). Expressive writing and its links to mental and physical health. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford handbook of health psychology (pp.417- 437). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Tausczik, Y. R., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2010). The psychological meaning of words: LIWC and computerized text analysis methods. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29, 24- 54.