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"Socializing is my favourite": Analyzing the interplay between shyness, verbal irony use, and stereotype perceptionDownload
This thesis investigates the relationship between levels of shyness, verbal irony use, and the presence and influence of associated stereotypes. Although recent studies of personality and figurative language have addressed varying research questions, there has been little direct exploration of...
This dissertation examines the influence of various extra-linguistic aspects on language comprehension. While language comprehension is generally understood to be influenced by real-world context, and by certain individual difference variables such as the listener’s mood, it is unclear how an...
Modes of Metaphor and Me: The Role Shyness Plays in the Interpretation of Visual and Verbal MetaphorsDownload
This thesis examines whether or not one's level of shyness affects one's interpretation of visual and verbal metaphors. Current research demonstrates that shyness correlates positively with more negative interpretations of counterfactual irony and that personality traits are related to certain...
Animal behaviour varies across hierarchical levels made up of behaviours, personality traits, and behavioural types/syndromes. Stress coping style and anxiety are examples of behavioural types, or covariance of personality traits within individuals, and can be influenced by prior stress exposure....