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Dr Ryan Boyd

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

I'm deeply interested in what a person's behavior can tell us about why they do what they do. For the past several years, I have been conducting researcon verbal behavior in particular -- not just what a person says, but how they say it. Do words reveal a person's core motives? Can we accurately deduce what a person is thinking based on what they say online, face-to-face, or privately? These are the types of questions that keep me up at night.

Most broadly, I'm interested in virtually any behavior that can tell us about a person's underlying motivations.

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