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ERIC Number: EJ1201444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2576-2907
Linguistic Expressions of Depressogenic Schemata
Imahori, Eri
Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, v18 n2 p20-32 2018
Examinations of the words we use in our daily lives have shown that certain linguistic patterns may be indicators of underlying depressogenic schemata. The Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) and multidimensional scaling (MDS) have been used as methods of computerized text analysis to yield insight into how people's language use may be reflective of maladaptive psychological processes, including self-focused attention, rumination, and absolutist thinking, which are all associated with the depressogenic schemata. These findings demonstrate the significance of analyzing people's language use in the mental health profession. Research in this interdisciplinary field of natural language processing, applied linguistics, and mental health not only corroborates psychological theories regarding depression but further yields implications for prevention, diagnosis, and outcome predictions of mental health depression and anxiety.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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