From how secrets influence our emails to personality traits that increase the risk of obesity a guide to some talks with new research in personality and social psychology at the APA Convention in Honolulu, July 31 August 4, 2013 ...
Linguistic Fingerprints of Secrets
Keeping a secret not only burdens someone with the guilt of withholding information but also changes the way the person interacts with others, according to new research. In two studies, researchers looked at linguistic changes in the emails of people harboring secrets. They found that interactions with friends became more deceptive and detached, while interactions with acquaintances became more superficially positive and frequent.
Speaker: James W. Pennebaker (Pennebaker[at]mail.utexas.edu), University of Texas, Austin
Wed., July 31, 2013, 9:00-10:50 a.m., Convention Center, 319A, Symposium: Secrets and Health - New Insights Into How Concealment and Disclosure Affect Well-Being
Judging Health Based on Behavior, Personality
Can you accurately size up someone's health just by watching them? In a recent set of studies, researchers sought to answer this question by filming research participants and asking research assistants to assess their health or behavior. In one study, researchers judged participants on 15 health dimensions including general health, tobacco use, alcohol use, physical activity, sleep quality, cholesterol, and blood pressure based on just 5 minutes of film. They found that intuitive snap judgments of health can be surprisingly accurate.
|Contact: Lisa M.P. Munoz|
Society for Personality and Social Psychology