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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

James W. Pennebaker as "All Star Heroes"

Posted: January 1, 2004

James W. Pennebaker was recently honored by the city of Midland, Texas as one of 36 "All Star Heroes" who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields. Included are such luminaries as , Texas Speaker of the House Tom Craddick, General Tommy Franks, and CBS News reporter Melinda Murphy.

Dr. Pennebaker is a leading health and social psychologist. Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1977, Professor Pennebaker has contributed to three broad research topics - physical symptoms, expressive writing, and natural language use. Each of these projects has produced both theoretical and practical results and has earned Professor Pennebaker wide recognition and acclaim.

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