Human relationships are not rocket science--the are far, far more complicated

— James W. Pennebaker

The most emotional James W. Pennebaker quotes that are new and everybody is talking about

Holding back our thoughts, feelings and behaviors can place people at risk for minor and major diseases.


One of the most interesting results was part of a study my students and I conducted dealing with status in email correspondence. Basically, we discovered that in any interaction, the person with the higher status uses I-words less (yes, less) than people who are low in status.


The act of not discussing or confiding the event with another may be more damaging than having experienced the event per se.


If you are looking for a lover, a job, a new house, or a serial killer, Snoop is for you. It’s great science and a fun read by a world-renowned personality researcher.


The emotional findings, then, suggest that to gain the most benefit from writing about life’s traumas, acknowledge the negative but celebrate the positive.


As the number of studies increased, it became clear that writing was a far more powerful tool for healing than anyone had ever imagined.