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InCHIP Lecture: James Pennebaker

Thursday, January 21, 2016
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204

InCHIP Lecture Series, Spring 2016

“Current State of the Art About the Expressive Writing Methods & Health”

James W. Pennebaker, PhD

- Regents Centennial Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

***Lecture Location***

Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see:


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*** About the Speaker ***

James Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, the university from which he received his Ph.D. in 1977.  His early research focused on health, emotions, and physical health.  In the mid-1980s he and his students discovered that expressive writing about emotional upheavals for 15 minutes per day for 3-4 days improves physical and mental health. Later, he developed the computer text analysis program LIWC.  His work on natural language demonstrates the ways some of the most invisible words in English -- pronouns, articles, prepositions -- can reveal basic social, personality, health, and other psychological processes.  Pennebaker is among the most cited researchers in psychology and psychiatry and the winner of multiple research and teaching awards.

***Web Stream***

LIVE: The InCHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast “play button” for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.

***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers –- at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond -– to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.

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