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Research interests

My research interests encompass two main areas: the social psychology of language, and social and personality influences upon aspects of autobiographical memory.  Specifically, I have conducted research in face to face and computer mediated forms of human communication within the theoretical framework of communication accommodation theory, and examined social and personality influences upon communication behaviours.  I also have an interest in the influence of verbal emotional expression, social disclosure, listener behaviour and personality traits upon the Fading Affect Bias, which is a phenomenon of autobiographical memory thought to exist as a result of self-protective processes.  

Currently my research as part of the csalsa project centres around how families understand the concept of cyber-security, and how cyber-security risk is negotiated and managed within the family home.  

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Leeds

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Research Output 2014 2017

6 Citations (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Affective Symptoms
Episodic Memory
Individuality
Individual Differences
Alexithymia
14 Citations (Scopus)
75 Downloads (Pure)

Characterizing the linguistic chameleon: personal and social correlates of linguistic style accommodation

Muir, K., Joinson, A., Cotterill, R. & Dewdney, N., Jul 2016, In : Human Communication Research. 42, 3, p. 462-484

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Lizards
Linguistics
accommodation
linguistics
Personality
Open Access
File
computer-mediated communication
accommodation
linguistics
communication
communication medium

Identifying Linguistic Correlates of Power

Cotterill, R., Muir, K., Joinson, A. & Dewdney, N., 1 Jun 2015, In : International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications. 6, 1, p. 9 - 26

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linguistics
Classifiers
Communication
Power (Psychology)

Finding Zelig in Text: A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation

Jones, S., Cotterill, R., Dewdney, N., Muir, K. & Joinson, A., 1 Aug 2014, p. 455-465. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Linguistics
Communication
Power (Psychology)