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Original Research ARTICLE

Front. Psychol., 02 August 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01333

When Words Hurt: Affective Word Use in Daily News Coverage Impacts Mental Health

Jolie B. Wormwood1*, Madeleine Devlin1, Yu-Ru Lin2, Lisa Feldman Barrett1,3 and Karen S. Quigley1,4
  • 1Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States
  • 2School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA, United States
  • 4Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial (VA) Medical Center, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford, MA, United States

Citation: Wormwood JB, Devlin M, Lin Y-R, Barrett LF and Quigley KS (2018) When Words Hurt: Affective Word Use in Daily News Coverage Impacts Mental Health. Front. Psychol. 9:1333. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01333

Received: 01 March 2018; Accepted: 11 July 2018;
Published: 02 August 2018; Retracted: 17 December 2020.

Edited by:

Gilad Hirschberger, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

Reviewed by:

Harrison Oakes, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ezgi Besikci, Uşak University, Turkey