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James Pennebaker Bio

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James Pennebaker

Bio: James W Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His training is in social and personality psychology although his research ranges into many fields. His most recent work focuses on the ways that everyday language reflects the social and psychological states of people, groups, and cultures. He has published articles on the language of world leaders, extremist organizations, and regular people to better understand threat, status, and social relationships.