Publications

You can find below a number of publications that use the Meaning Extraction Method or the Meaning Extraction Helper software in some form or another.

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Recommended for Beginners2017Boyd, 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: Springer International Publishing.link
Recommended for Beginners2015Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2015). A way with words: Using language for psychological science in the modern era. In C. Dimofte, C. Haugtvedt, & R. Yalch (Eds.), Consumer psychology in a social media world (pp. 222–236). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315714790
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Recommended for Beginners2008Chung, C. K., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2008). Revealing Dimensions of Thinking in Open-Ended Self-Descriptions: An Automated Meaning Extraction Method for Natural Language. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(1), 96–132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2007.04.006
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Values2015Boyd, 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. Retrieved from http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM15/paper/view/10482link
Values2016Wilson, S., Mihalcea, R., Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. (2016). Cultural Influences on the Measurement of Personal Values through Words. Proceedings of the 2016 AAAI Spring Symposium Series, 314–317.
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Values2016Wilson, S., Mihalcea, R., Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. (2016). Disentangling Topic Models: A Cross-cultural Analysis of Personal Values through Words. Proceedings of the First Workshop on NLP and Computational Social Science, 143–152. Retrieved from http://aclweb.org/anthology/W16-5619
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Forensics2017Drouin, 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
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Forensics2018Boyd, R. L., Spangher, A., Fourney, A., Nushi, B., Ranade, G., Pennebaker, J., & Horvitz, E. (2018). Characterizing the Internet Research Agency’s Social Media Operations During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election using Linguistic Analyses. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ajh2q
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Health / Health Behaviors2018Barrett, A., Murphy, M., & Blackburn, K. (2018). “Playing Hooky” Health Messages: Apprehension, Impression Management, and Deception. Health Communication, 33(3), 326–337. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2016.1266578
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Health / Health Behaviors2018Blackburn, 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.2018.01.022link
Health / Health Behaviors2019Jordan, K. N., Pennebaker, J. W., Petrie, K. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2019). Googling Gout: Exploring Perceptions About Gout Through a Linguistic Analysis of Online Search Activities. Arthritis Care & Research, 71(3), 419–426. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23598
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Health / Health Behaviors2016Mitra, T., Counts, S., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2016). Understanding anti-vaccination attitudes in social media. Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. Presented at the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. Retrieved from https://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM16/paper/view/13073
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Health / Health Behaviors2018Pasca, P., Ciavolino, E., & Boyd, R. L. (2018). A data-mining approach to the Parkour discipline. 49th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society. Presented at the 49th Scientific meeting of the Italian Statistical Society. Retrieved from http://meetings3.sis-statistica.org/index.php/sis2018/49th/paper/view/1583
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Personality / Individual Differences2007Argamon, S., Koppel, M., Pennebaker, J. W., & Schler, J. (2007). Mining the Blogosphere: Age, gender and the varieties of self-expression. First Monday, 12(9). Retrieved from http://uncommonculture.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2003
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Personality / Individual Differences2018Chung, C. K., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2018). Textual Analysis. In Measurement in Social Psychology (pp. 153–173). Routledge.
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Personality / Individual Differences2015Boyd, R. L., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2015). Did Shakespeare write Double Falsehood? Identifying individuals by creating psychological signatures with text analysis. Psychological Science, 26(5), 570–582. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797614566658
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Personality / Individual Differences2011Kramer, A., & Chung, C. (2011). Dimensions of Self-Expression in Facebook Status Updates. Proceedings of the Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 169–176. Retrieved from http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM11/paper/view/2888
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Personality / Individual Differences2017Rodríguez-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
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Personality / Individual Differences2016Mukta, Md. S. H., Ali, M. E., & Mahmud, J. (2016). Identifying and validating personality traits-based homophilies for an egocentric network. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 6(1), 74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13278-016-0383-4
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Mental Health2010Wolf, M., Chung, C. K., & Kordy, H. (2010). Inpatient treatment to online aftercare: E-mailing themes as a function of therapeutic outcomes. Psychotherapy Research, 20(1), 71–85. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503300903179799
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Mental Health2010Fitzpatrick, M. R., & Armstrong, C. R. (2010). Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Exploring the potential of the meaning extraction method and aftercare e-mail themes. Psychotherapy Research, 20(1), 86–89. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503300903352719
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Mental Health2014Freyberg, R., Chung, C. K., Freyberg, Z., Barnhill, J., Ferrando, S., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2014). The write stuff: Relationships between narrative content and psychiatric illness. Narrative Inquiry, 24(1), 28–39. https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.24.1.02fre
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Mental Health2013Lowe, R. D., Heim, D., Chung, C. K., Duffy, J. C., Davies, J. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2013). In verbis, vinum? Relating themes in an open-ended writing task to alcohol behaviors. Appetite, 68, 8–13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2013.04.008
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Mental Health2017Jose, R. (2017). Community Organizations and Individual Mental Health in the Wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.link
Mental Health2019Pérez-Rosas, V., Mihalcea, R., Resnicow, K., Singh, S., & An, L. (2017). Understanding and Predicting Empathic Behavior in Counseling Therapy. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers), 1426–1435. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/P17-1131
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Mental Health2019Rhidenour, K. B., Barrett, A. K., & Blackburn, K. G. (2019). Heroes or Health Victims?: Exploring How the Elite Media Frames Veterans on Veterans Day. Health Communication, 34(4), 371–382. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2017.1405481
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Mental Health2008Ramirez-esparza, N., Chung, C. K., Kacewicz, E., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2008). The psychology of word use in depression forums in English and in Spanish: Testing two text analytic approaches. In Proc. ICWSM 2008.
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Human Sexuality2017Griffin, E. M., & Fingerman, K. L. (2017). Online Dating Profile Content of Older Adults Seeking Same- and Cross-Sex Relationships. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 0(0), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/1550428X.2017.1393362
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Human Sexuality2019Handy, A. B., Stanton, A. M., & Meston, C. M. (2019). What Does Sexual Arousal Mean to You? Women With and Without Sexual Arousal Concerns Describe Their Experiences. The Journal of Sex Research, 56(3), 345–355. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2018.1468867
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Human Sexuality2018Kilimnik, 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
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Human Sexuality2017Pulverman, C. S., Boyd, R. L., Stanton, A. M., & Meston, C. M. (2017). Changes in the sexual self-schema of women with a history of childhood sexual abuse following expressive writing treatment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(2), 181–188. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000163
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Human Sexuality2019Seehuus, M., Stanton, A. M., & Handy, A. B. (2019). On the Content of “Real-World” Sexual Fantasy: Results From an Analysis of 250,000+ Anonymous Text-Based Erotic Fantasies. Archives of Sexual Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1334-0
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Human Sexuality2015Stanton, A. M., Boyd, R. L., Pulverman, C. S., & Meston, C. M. (2015). Determining women’s sexual self-schemas through advanced computerized text analysis. Child Abuse and Neglect, 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.06.003
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Human Sexuality2018Olivarez, O., Hardie, R., & Blackburn, K. G. (2018). The Language of Romance: An Open Vocabulary Analysis of the Highest Rated Words Used in Romance Novels. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 0261927X18793976. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X18793976
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Human Sexuality2017Stanton, 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
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Social Processes / Social Cognition2017Davis, E. M. (2017). Digital dating: Online dating profiles of older and younger gay, lesbian, and heterosexual adults (Thesis). https://doi.org/10.15781/T2QJ78F4T
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Social Processes / Social Cognition2018Ikizer, E. G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Boyd, R. L. (2018). #sendeanlat (#tellyourstory): Text Analyses of Tweets About Sexual Assault Experiences. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-018-0358-5
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Social Processes / Social Cognition2017Jones, N. M., Thompson, R. R., Dunkel Schetter, C., & Silver, R. C. (2017). Distress and rumor exposure on social media during a campus lockdown. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(44), 11663–11668. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1708518114
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Social Processes / Social Cognition2015Millar, N., & Hunston, S. (2015). Adjectives, communities, and taxonomies of evaluative meaning. Functions of Language, 22(3), 297–331. https://doi.org/10.1075/fol.22.3.01mil
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Social Processes / Social Cognition2019González, F., Yu, Y., Figueroa, A., López, C., & Aragon, C. (2019). Global Reactions to the Cambridge Analytica Scandal: A Cross-Language Social Media Study. Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference, 799–806. https://doi.org/10.1145/3308560.3316456
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Education2015LeFebvre, L., LeFebvre, L., Blackburn, K., & Boyd, R. L. (2015). Student Estimates of Public Speaking Competency: The Meaning Extraction Helper and Video Self-evaluation. Communication Education, 64(3), 261–279. https://doi.org/10.1080/03634523.2015.1014384
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Education2018Taraban, R., Marcy, W. M., LaCour, M. S., Pashley, D., & Keim, K. (2018). Do engineering students learn ethics from an ethics course. Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Section Annual Conference.
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Education2018Taraban, R., Pe, W. M. M., & Koduru, L. (2018). Board 90: Tools to Assist with Collection and Analysis of Ethical Reflections of Engineering Students. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
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Education2018Taraban, R., Koduru, L., LaCour, M., & Marshall, P. (2018). Finding a Common Ground in Human and Machine-Based Text Processing. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 5(1), 83–91. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1436358
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Other2015Pennebaker, J. W., Boyd, R. L., Jordan, K., & Blackburn, K. (2015). The development and psychometric properties of LIWC2015. Austin, TX.link
Other2019Pietraszkiewicz, A., Formanowicz, M., Sendén, M. G., Boyd, R. L., Sikström, S., & Sczesny, S. (in press). The big two dictionaries: Capturing agency and communion in natural language. European Journal of Social Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2561link
Other2018Meier, T., Boyd, R. L., Pennebaker, J. W., Mehl, M. R., Martin, M., Wolf, M., & Horn, A. B. (2018). “LIWC auf Deutsch”: The Development, Psychometrics, and Introduction of DE-LIWC2015 (pp. 1–42). Retrieved from University of Zurich website: https://dx.doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/TFQZC
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