What can we learn from the language people use?
Can words reveal something more about our true nature?
Language is intrinsically linked to behaviour. It reveals what we know, how we think and feel, is a precursor to many of the actions that we take.
New approaches to language analysis provide powerful ways to better understand behavior. Researchers at Warwick have strived to understand how language develops in children and young adults, how language interacts with memory, how it links and explains personality and behaviour, and how it can be measured and used to understand key areas of behavioural science such as predicting wellbeing and violence, persuasion and influence, and age-related cognitive decline.
- 'Cultural Identity and Social Capital in Italy'
Daniel Sgroi, Michela Redoano, Federica Liberini, Ben Lockwood, Emanuele Bracco & Francesco Porcelli, 2020
IZA DP 13783
- 'Happiness, Cooperation and Language'
Eugenio Proto, Daniel Sgroi & Mahnaz Nazneen, 2019
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 168: 209-228
- 'Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books'
Thomas Hills, Eugenio Proto, Daniel Sgroi & Chanuki Seresinhe, 2019
Nature: Human Behaviour 3(12): 1271–1275