Research Interests: Expressive Writing, Food Psychology, Health Communication, Narrative, Nostalgia, Romantic Relationships, and Virtual Memory.
Projects: The Mental Game: Psycholinguistic Analysis of Expressive Writing of Student Athletes who Sustained Sports Injuries; The Voice of Pregnancy; Social Support among Trauma Survivors: Understanding the Linguistic Differences Between PTSD and C-PTSD Online Communities; Racism and Nostalgia: Examining Internet Conversations Surrounding the Removal of Confederate Symbols; “Those were the Days”: Exploring Nostalgia in People’s Travel Memories through Language
Hi! I’m Kate Blackburn and I’m excited you stopped by to learn more about my CLIMB Research Group! Currently, I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin working in the Pennebaker Language Lab. Broadly, my students and I explore the perceptual and behavioral processes of language used in people’s stories and social interactions online.
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