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Cindy K. Chung & James W. Pennebaker

In: The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 16: What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns and Life Stories

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What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns and Life Stories
What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns, and Life Stories
Cindy K. Chung James W. Pennebaker
Why words reveal personality

All people have their own unique ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. These internally consistent and reliable patterns or dispositions define what personality entails. A large emphasis in personality psychology has been on traits – characteristics that vary between individuals – and these have been measured by questionnaire-based self-ratings. Much of personality research has relied almost exclusively on survey methods and classical ...

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