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The Expression of Emotions in 20th Century Books

  • Alberto Acerbi mail,

    alberto.acerbi@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Vasileios Lampos,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Philip Garnett,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

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  • R. Alexander Bentley

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 20, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059030
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 23 Mar 2013 at 00:17 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: BBC
Title: “BBC Radio 4 - Material World, 21/03/2013”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/prog...

Publication: Christian Science Monitor
Title: “Are books becoming less emotional? - CSMonitor.com”
http://www.csmonitor.com/...

Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “Fear factor increases, emotions decrease in books written in last 50 years”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: EveryONE PLOS ONE Community Blog
Title: “What are you in the mood for?: Emotional trends in 20th century books | EveryONE”
http://blogs.plos.org/eve...

Publication: Healthline.com
Title: “A Sign of the Times: 'Fear' Language in Books Is on the Rise”
http://www.healthline.com...

Publication: Hindustan Times
Title: “Books becoming less emotional? - Hindustan Times”
http://www.hindustantimes...

Publication: Jezebel
Title: “Literature Trends Show That No One Wants to Feel Anything But Scared”
http://jezebel.com/599171...

Publication: Nature
Title: “Text mining uncovers British reserve and US emotion : Nature News & Comment”
http://www.nature.com/new...

Publication: Pacific Standard
Title: “Study Finds Less Anger, Disgust and Surprise in 20th Century Books”
http://www.psmag.com/blog...

Publication: Press Release
Title: “Bristol University | News from the University | Emotion in books”
http://bristol.ac.uk/news...

Publication: Science A Go Go
Title: “Emotional content of books diverging by country, say language sleuths”
http://www.scienceagogo.c...

Publication: Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas
Title: “Las palabras asociadas con el miedo han aumentado en los libros más recientes / Noticias / SINC - Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas”
http://www.agenciasinc.es...

Publication: SWNS
Title: “British language in books has become LESS emotional, say researchers”
http://swns.com/news/brit...

Publication: The Atlantic
Title: “Britain's Stiff Upper Lip Is Real - at Least in Literature - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic”
http://www.theatlantic.co...

Publication: The Telegraph
Title: “British literature 'has become less emotional' - Telegraph”
http://www.telegraph.co.u...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 01 Apr 2013 at 19:10 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: MinnPost
Title: “American books have become more 'emotional' than British ones, study finds”
http://www.minnpost.com/s...

Publication: Mother Board
Title: “OMG! Literature Study Says Americans Are More Emotional Writers than the British”
http://motherboard.vice.c...

Publication: New York Times blogs Arts Beat
Title: “Fold Up Your Handkerchiefs: Books Have Gotten Less 'Emotional,' Study Says”
http://artsbeat.blogs.nyt...

Publication: Auto Straddle
Title: “Autostraddle - Study Claims Literature Becoming Less Emotional, But Maybe It's Actually Just Less "Moody"”
http://www.autostraddle.c...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 10 Apr 2013 at 18:04 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: NPR
Title: “Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century : Shots - Health News : NPR”
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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Apr 2013 at 16:22 GMT

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Publication: EveryONE PLOS ONE Community Blog
Title: “Announcing the PLOS Text Mining Collection | EveryONE”
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RE: RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

albertoacerbi replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Apr 2013 at 17:42 GMT

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: "The History of Our Emotions in Millions of Books"
http://www.huffingtonpost...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

lampos replied to albertoacerbi on 22 Jun 2013 at 15:28 GMT

A podcast about this work from WAMC NPR's show "Academic Minute".

http://www.wamc.org/post/...

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