Andrea Horn

Andrea Horn
University of Zurich | UZH · Psychologisches Institut

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Introduction
Research topics: intra- and interpersonal emotion regulation and mental and physical health over the life-span trauma - and stress related disorders depression close relationships ambulatory assessment language use
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
University of Zurich
Position
  • Fellow
February 2010 - July 2016
Universität Zürich
Position
  • Senior Researcher (Oberassistentin)
September 2006 - January 2010
Université de Fribourg
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (100)
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While experiencing the unpredictable events of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are likely to turn to people in order to regulate our emotions. In this research, we investigate how this interpersonal emotion regulation is connected to affective symptoms, above and beyond intrapersonal emotion regulation. Furthermore, we explore whether perceived psychosoc...
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Perceived responsiveness, or the extent to which one feels understood, validated, and cared for by close others, has shown to play a crucial role in people's health and well-being. Can this specific interpersonal process also play a protective role in suicidal ideation for people at risk? We assessed if fluctuations in suicidal ideation were associ...
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Digital data play an increasingly important role in advancing medical research and care. However, most digital data in healthcare are in an unstructured and often not readily accessible format for research. Specifically, unstructured data are available in a non-standardized format and require substantial preprocessing and feature extraction to tran...
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The Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Close Relationship (IER-CR) questionnaire measures habitual interpersonal emotion regulation strategies in seven subscales. It refers to habitual everyday emotion regulation behavior in close relationships. Interpersonal Emotion Regulation is here defined as emotion regulation that happens in social interacti...
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BACKGROUND Electronic health diaries hold promise in complementing standardized surveys in prospective health studies but are fraught with numerous methodological challenges. OBJECTIVE To investigate factors associated with response to an electronic health diary campaign in persons with multiple sclerosis, to identify recurrent topics in free text...
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Background: Electronic health diaries hold promise in complementing standardized surveys in prospective health studies but are fraught with numerous methodological challenges. Objective: The study aimed to investigate participant characteristics and other factors associated with response to an electronic health diary campaign in persons with mul...
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Our goal in this chapter is to provide an overview of language research in close and romantic relationships and its conceptual background: the fundamental basis of mental representations of relationships, as well as of conflict and support processes in couples. In this chapter we focus on research that relied on automated, word-count-based approach...
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Digital data play an increasingly important role in advancing medical research and care. However, most digital data in healthcare are in an unstructured and often not readily accessible format for research. Specifically, unstructured data are available in a non-standardized format and require substantial preprocessing and feature extraction to tran...
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Ambulatory assessment methods offer new possibilities to study cognitive, emotional, and social processes in the setting in which they naturally occur, namely in the daily life of individuals and couples. This allows to zoom into processes with great relevance for healthy aging and well-being over the lifespan. Research on daily psychological proce...
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Daily events are not simply individual concepts, but shared by the social environment we live in. The present study investigates the role of romantic partners in the co-regulation of cognitive functioning by the example of prospective memory (PM), the ability to remember and correctly execute future intentions. In this context, we examined the impa...
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Positivity resonance, the shared experience of emotional positivity, may contribute to the quality of romantic relationships and foster couples’ sense of “we-ness”. The present study examined age differences in couples’ positive experiences in daily life, how they are shared with the partner, and how they are related with “we-ness”. In a 21-day exp...
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Interpersonal relationships are vital to our well-being. In recent years, it has become increasingly common to seek relationship help through anonymous online platforms. Accordingly, we conducted a large-scale analysis of real-world relationship help-seeking to create a descriptive overview of the nature and substance of online relationship help-se...
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Studies infer Psychological Balance from the absence of psychopathology. In this article, we investigated this construct as an antecedent of well-being. We present empirical evidence toward the validation of a new theoretical model regarding Psychological Balance, a dynamic state with relatively constant characteristics, comprising Consistency and...
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Objectives Studies have shown age differences in adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. The processes explaining these age differences remain unclear. Intrapersonal and interpersonal emotion regulation play an important role in psycho-social adjustment and develop across the lifespan. This study investigated whether differences in COVID-19-related adju...
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In dyadic interaction, a verbal focus on one individual (“you-talk”, “I-talk”), rather than on the couple (“we-talk”) has predominantly been linked to dysfunctional relationship processes. However, context differences in these links have not yet been systematically examined. Is it functional to asymmetrically focus on one partner during support int...
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Background: Retirement is a central transition in late adulthood and requires adjustment. These processes not only affect the retired individuals but also their romantic partners. The aim of this study is to investigate the interplay of intrapersonal emotion regulation (rumination) with interpersonal regulation processes (disclosure quality). Furth...
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Background Corona contact tracing apps are a novel and promising measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. They can help to balance the need to maintain normal life and economic activities as much as possible while still avoiding exponentially growing case numbers. However, a majority of citizens need to be willing to install such an app for it to...
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BACKGROUND Corona contact tracing apps are a novel and promising measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. They can help to balance the need to maintain normal life and economic activities as much as possible while still avoiding exponentially growing case numbers. However, a majority of citizens needs to be willing to install such an app for it to...
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While language style is considered to be automatic and relatively stable, its plasticity has not yet been studied in translations that require the translator to “step into the shoes of another person.” In the present study, we propose a psychological model of language adaptation in translations. Focusing on an established interindividual difference...
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The huge power for social influence of digital media may come with the risk of intensifying common societal biases, such as gender and age stereotypes. Speaker’s gender and age also behaviorally manifest in language use, and language may be a powerful tool to shape impact. The present study took the example of TED, a highly successful knowledge dis...
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Given the powerful implications of relationship quality for health and well-being, a central mission of relationship science is explaining why some romantic relationships thrive more than others. This large-scale project used machine learning (i.e., Random Forests) to 1) quantify the extent to which relationship quality is predictable and 2) identi...
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Given the powerful implications of relationship quality for health and well-being, a central mission of relationship science is explaining why some romantic relationships thrive more than others. This large-scale project used machine learning (i.e., Random Forests) to 1) quantify the extent to which relationship quality is predictable and 2) identi...
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Objectives: Little is known about how attachment processes manifest within older adults in daily life and how these processes are associated with daily psychological adjustment. This study examined the within-person associations between states of attachment security and psychological adjustment. It is expected that this association is mediated by...
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Background Multimorbidity is challenging not only for the patient but also for the romantic partner. Strategies for interpersonal emotion regulation like disclosing to the partner are supposed to play a major role in the psychosocial adjustment to multimorbidity. Research has often focused on disease-related disclosure, even though disclosing thoug...
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In this manual, we introduce a new version of the German adaptation of the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC), called the DE-LIWC2015. The aim of the present work was to develop an update to the previous version of the German LIWC adaptation (Wolf et al., 2008) that corresponds to the LIWC2015 properties. The overall goal was to enable automa...
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Identifying early predictors for psychiatric disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is crucial for effective treatment and prevention efforts. Obtaining such predictors is challenging and methodologically limited, for example by individuals' distress, arousal, and reduced introspective ability. We investigated the predictive powe...
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The aim of this study was to investigate daily positive humor in couples as an interpersonal emotion regulation strategy. Associated changes in psychological intimacy were tested as a possible socio-affective pathway of emotion regulation that mediates the effects of couple humor on changes in individual momentary affect. Within a dyadic ambulatory...
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Full text available on: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/5HthcjWm3HxDiQC6CUjJ/full The efficacy of couple interventions is well established; however, the mechanisms behind their efficacy in reducing relationship distress are less clear. This study examined the three-phase method, a therapeutic interaction exercise designed to strengthen couple...
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Depressive symptomatology is manifested in greater first-person singular pronoun use (i.e., I-talk), but when and for whom this effect is most apparent, and the extent to which it is specific to depression or part of a broader association between negative emotionality and I-talk, remains unclear. Using pooled data from N = 4,754 participants from 6...
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Depressive symptomatology is manifested in greater first-person singular pronoun use (i.e., I-talk), but when and for whom this effect is most apparent, and the extent to which it is specific to depression or part of a broader association between negative emotionality and I-talk, remains unclear. Using pooled data from N = 4,754 participants from 6...
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Global virtual teams experience intercultural conflict. Yet, research on how Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) tools can mitigate such conflict is minimal. We conducted an experiment with 30 Japanese-Canadian dyads who completed a negotiation task over email. Dyads were assigned to one of three conditions: C1) no feedback; C2) automated languag...
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The association between depressive symptoms and marital distress is well studied. However, less is known regarding the mediating links of this relationship. This study aims at testing the theory-driven hypothesis whether the depression-marital distress link is mediated by lower levels of an important positive couple process: the capitalization of p...
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This study aims to explore the association between self-reported secondary traumatization and personal growth in a sample of Belarusians rescue workers, focusing on the mediating role of 2 socio-interpersonal processes (disclosure and co-rumination). In a cross-sectional survey, self-reported posttraumatic growth and secondary traumatization were a...
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This study aims to explore the association between self-reported secondary traumatization and personal growth in a sample of Belarusians rescue workers, focusing on the mediating role of 2 socio-interpersonal processes (disclosure and co-rumination). In a cross-sectional survey, self-reported posttraumatic growth and secondary traumatization were a...
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Objective: Discrepancy between self- and caregiver apathy ratings was examined longitudinally for persons with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. Particular focus was on the distinction between the positive and negative caregiver bias and its predictive value for a clinical diagnosis of apathy. Method: Apathy rating discrepancy wa...
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Marion, die Namensgeberin für den Film, wird bald sterben und ihr Mann Arthur wird sie überleben. Es ist ein Film über ein älteres Paar, das grundverschieden ist (Marion singt mit Leidenschaft in einem Laienchor mit; Arthur ist ein inaktiver Grießgram) und das mit dem drohenden Tod unterschiedlich umgeht. Der Zuschauer erlebt die Kraft der Gemeinsc...
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Background Adult emotion regulation is not only occurring within the person but includes strategies that happen in social interactions and that are framed as co-regulating. The current study investigates the role of the interpersonal emotion regulation strategies of co-reappraisal and co-brooding in couples for adjustment disorder symptoms as the d...
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Conflict communication represents a basic process for the quality of intimate relationships, which is fundamental to well-being over the lifespan. This study investigates the temporal unfolding of different relational perspectives during a conflict situation by monitoring pronoun use in young, middle-aged, and old couples within the theoretical fra...
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Zusammenfassung. Theoretischer Hintergrund: Die Arbeit der Einsatzkräfte verschiedener Berufsgruppen (Feuerwehrleute, Polizei und Rettungspersonal) kann zu einer sekundären Traumatisierung führen. Das sozio-interpersonelle Model der PTBS von Maercker und Horn (2013) unterstreicht die Wichtigkeit des sozio-interpersonellen Kontexts für Traumafolgeph...
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Zusammenfassung. Theoretischer Hintergrund: Die Arbeit der Einsatzkrafte verschiedener Berufsgruppen (Feuerwehrleute, Polizei und Rettungspersonal) kann zu einer sekundaren Traumatisierung fuhren. Das sozio-interpersonelle Model der PTBS von Maercker und Horn (2013) unterstreicht die Wichtigkeit des sozio-interpersonellen Kontexts fur Traumafolgeph...
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Conflict communication represents a basic process for the quality of intimate relationships, which is fundamental to well-being over the lifespan. This study investigates the temporal unfolding of different relational perspectives during a conflict situation by monitoring pronoun use in young, middle-aged, and old couples within the theoretical fra...
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Theoretischer Hintergrund: Die Arbeit der Einsatzkräfte verschiedener Berufsgruppen (Feuerwehrleute, Polizei und Rettungspersonal) kann zu einer sekundären Traumatisierung führen. Das sozio-interpersonelle Model der PTBS von Maercker und Horn (2013) unterstreicht die Wichtigkeit des sozio-interpersonellen Kontexts für Traumafolgephänomene. In der v...
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Experiencing health problems can produce strong emotional responses that may impact psychological well-being and disease outcome. Also emotional states have been found to be associated with the development of disease. Negative emotions have been found to be associated with health complaints. Conversely, positive emotions have been found to be assoc...
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Lange Zeit stand in der Traumaforschung das Individuum im Vordergrund: Doch in jüngster Zeit richtet sich der Blick auch immer stärker auf die kollektiven Folgen von Traumata. Wie bewältigen Gemeinschaften traumatische Erlebnisse? Wie lange können Gesellschaften traumatisiert bleiben? Die Autoren argumentieren, dass eine reine Konzentration auf ind...
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Maladaptive reactions on stressful experiences justifying a diagnosis of adjustment disorder have high prevalence. Little is known about the possible risk for clinically significant maladaptation that results from the social context. The literature on the effects of depression on communication and altered support conditions in couples is suggesting...
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Maladaptive reactions on stressful experiences justifying a diagnosis of adjustment disorder have high prevalence. Little is known about the possible risk for clinically significant maladaptation that results from the social context. The literature on the effects of depression on communication and altered support conditions in couples is suggesting...
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The aim of the study was to study the role of socio-interpersonal variables for secondary traumatisation in 168 Belarusian rescue workers. The social acknowledgment of the trauma as perceived by the rescue workers showed medium negative correlations to the extent of secondary traumatisation of the respondents and positive correlations to their ment...
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This paper aims at presenting programs targeted at the prevention of adolescent depression applied with Spanish-speaking populations that have been developed in Spanish-speaking countries and are mostly published in Spanish. These programs have been developed under different cultural contexts in Spain and Latin-America. The main goal of this paper...
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Objectives: The study examined the relationship between potential traumatic events in childhood and motivational abilities in old adulthood according to developmental stage. Methods: The motivational abilities of self-efficacy, conscientiousness and impulsivity (self control) were investigated in a sample of 114 formerly indentured Swiss child l...
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BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity (the co-occurrence of two or more chronic diseases) can be seen as a prototypical situation in which psychosocial adjustment is required. Even though most patients adapt successfully, a significant number of individuals show adaptation problems and develop additional mental health problems. OBJECTIVE: For this reason, thi...
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Objectives: The study examined the relationship between potential traumatic events in childhood and motivational abilities in old adulthood according to developmental stage. Methods: The motivational abilities of self-efficacy, conscientiousness and impulsivity (self-control) were investigated in a sample of 114 formerly indentured Swiss child labo...
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Emotion regulation is important for daily well-being and health. Emotions are regulated through intrapersonal (i.e., regulating one's own emotions) and interpersonal (i.e., regulating emotions in interaction with others) processes. The current study examines the interplay of an unfavorable intrapersonal emotion regulation strategy “thought suppress...
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Unlabelled: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common reaction to traumatic experiences. We propose a socio-interpersonal model of PTSD that complements existing models of post-traumatic memory processes or neurobiological changes. The model adds an interpersonal perspective to explain responses to traumatic stress. The framework draws fro...
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Interpersonal touch seems to promote physical health through its effects on stress-sensitive parameters. However, less is known about the psychological effects of touch. The present study investigates associations between touch and romantic partners' affective state in daily life. We hypothesized that this association is established by promoting th...
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In the past decade, a large body of research has demonstrated that internet-based interventions can have beneficial effects on depression. However, only a few clinical trials have compared internet-based depression therapy with an equivalent face-to-face treatment. The primary aim of this study was to compare treatment outcomes of an internet-based...
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Die Bedeutung der Emotionsregulation für Depressionen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen wird erläutert. Nach einer kurzen Beschreibung des Störungsbildes werden emotionale Risikofaktoren für Depression beschrieben. Als Emotionsregulationsstile, die insbesondere im Kontext der Entstehung von Depressionen bedeutsam sind, werden Reappraisal und Suppression...
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In diesem Abschnitt wird der relevante Kenntnisstand der Gedächtnispsychologie zur Struktur und Funktion des autobiografischen Gedächtnisses dargestellt (für umfassendere Darstellungen sei auf Welzer u. Markowitsch 2006 verwiesen). Zusätzlich wird kurz auf Schematheorien zum autobiografischen Wissen eingegangen. Nicht nur in der Allgemeinen Psychol...
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Perceived responsiveness is a fundamental ingredient of satisfying romantic relationships, especially insofar as it facilitates the development of intimacy. This study investigates how partner's concrete responsive acts-named here enacted responsiveness-affect the perception of responsiveness in the daily life of dating couples. Additionally, the s...
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To review research on close relationships and health in daily life, with a focus on physiological functioning and somatic symptoms, and to present data on the within-person effects of physical intimacy on somatic symptoms in committed couples' daily life. The empirical study tested whether prior change in physical intimacy predicted subsequent chan...
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Particularly in adolescence, fostering adaptive emotion regulation is an important aim in health promotion. Expressive writing in combination with psycho-education on emotion regulation seems especially appropriate to serve this aim. In this study, school classes were randomly assigned either to a prevention (N = 208) or to a non-treatment control...
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Even in the presence of negative information, healthy human beings display an optimistic tendency when thinking of past success and future chances, giving a positive bias to everyday's cognition. The tendency to actively select positive thoughts suggests the existence of a mechanism to exclude negative content, raising the issue of its dependence o...
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Depressive disorders are a wide spread and often chronic health problem leading to substantial impairment of the patient and elevated health-care costs. Illness representations are known to be correlated with the success in coping with the illness. This can be presumed particularly in the case of depression as here dysfunctional cognitive appraisal...
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Early studies of rest cerebral metabolism and perfusion reported no association with intellectual capacity. We revisit this issue using a larger sample (N=146) and a continuous arterial spin labeling technique to measure perfusion, and working memory capacity as a measure of intellectual capacity. In the cortex, working memory capacity correlated d...
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Zusammenfassung. Theoretischer Hintergrund: Negative automatische Gedanken stellen nach Beck eine wichtige Ursache für depressive Störungen dar. Fragestellung: Überprüfung der psychometrischen Gütekriterien des deutschen „Fragebogens für negative und positive automatische Gedanken” (FAG) bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Methode: Der Fragebogen wurde a...
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Most research in health psychology is based on retrospective self reports, which are distorted by recall biases and have low ecological validity. To overcome such limitations we developed Computer assisted diary approaches to assess health related behaviours in individuals'. couples' and families' daily life. The event- and time-sampling-based inst...
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Zusammenfassung. Im Beitrag wird die deutsche Adaptation des Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) vorgestellt. Das LIWC ist ein computergestütztes Textanalyseprogramm mit integriertem Wörterbuch, das von Pennebaker und Kollegen (2001) entwickelt wurde, um Essays aus Experimenten zum expressiven Schreiben zu untersuchen. Es werden zwei Studien z...