James W Pennebaker
James W. Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts and Executive Director of Project 2021. He and his students are exploring natural language use, group dynamics, and personality in educational and other real world settings. His earlier work on expressive writing found that physical health and work performance can improve by simple writing and/or talking exercises. His cross-disciplinary research is related to linguistics, clinical and cognitive psychology, communications, medicine, and computer science. His current position with Project 2021 involves rethinking undergraduate education at the University of Texas. Dr. Pennebaker is the author of "The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us." New York: Bloomsbury (2011) and "Opening Up by Writing it Down," New York: Guilford Press (2016). He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 300 articles. Dr. Pennebaker has received numerous awards and honors. Together with Booth, R.J., & Francis, M.E., Dr. Pennebaker has created the software "Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count: LIWC" for computerized text analysis.