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The Secret Life of Pronouns

Hour 2: What can be gleaned about a person by the words they choose in conversations, emails and text messages? We’ll find out this hour with James W. Pennebaker, Regents Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas. His new book is “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us” (Bloomsbury Press, 2011).

  • Anonymous

    So who benefited from writing? I’ll guess. People who benefited from writing wrote their way (back) into a(n established) hierarchy, while those who didn’t benefit wrote to silence. In other words, socially fortunate people benefit from talk therapy because talking is reinforced in a bigger way.

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