Texas Tech University

"The man knew what she was, and what he himself was for: to hoe turnips and pursue something that shone and could run faster than he could."
  -Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Welcome to the Language Use and Social Interaction (LUSI) lab homepage! We are in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University in the beautiful "hub" city of Lubbock, TX.

Most of our research uses computerized text analysis (see liwc.net) to study how natural language reflects and influences social behavior, personality, and mental and physical health. For more information, explore the links above.