Yi-Tai Seih (謝亦泰)
Ph. D. / Social & Personality Psychology
Contact Information: yitaiseih@gmail.com 

 

  



RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology, Applied Text Analysis, Consumer Behavior, Health Psychology in the Workplace

POSITIONS


    2014.09 - present      Adjunct Assistant Professor
                                         Department of Business Administration, 
                                         National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

    2014.08 - present      Independent Postdoctoral Fellow
                                         Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
                                       
    2014.02 - 2014.11      Senior Data Scientist
                                         www.sociometri.com, USA
                                         Co-Founders: David Ezrailson

    2014.03 - 2014.07     Postdoctoral Research Associate
                                         Social & Personality Area, Department of Psychology, 
                                         National Taiwan University, Taiwan
                                         Supervisor: Professor.Yi-Cheng Lin

    2013.09 - 2013.12     Postdoctoral Research Associate
                                         Social & Personality Area, Department of Psychology, 
                                         The University of Texas at Austin, USA
                                         Supervisor: Professor James W. Pennebaker

EDUCATIONS

    2009.08 - 2013.08     Ph.D., Social & Personality Area, Department of Psychology, 
                                         The University of Texas at Austin, USA
                                         Advisor: Professor James W. Pennebaker
                                         Dissertation title: A Two-factor Model of Complaint Expression in Language Use

    2005.09 - 2007.06     M.A., Social & Personality Area, Department of Psychology, 
                                         National Taiwan University, Taiwan
                                         Advisor: Professor.Yi-Cheng Lin

    2001.09 - 2005.06     B.A., Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 

PUBLICATIONS 

  1. Charlyn, L., Seih, Y.-T.*, & Pennebaker, J. W. (2014). Um...Who Like Says You Know : Filler Word Use as a Function of Age, Gender, and Personality. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33, 328-338. (* corresponding author) (New York Magazine) (Huffington Post) (The New Yorker) (Research Digest)
     
  2. Seih, Y.-T., Buhrmester, M. D., Lin, Y.-C., Huang, C.-L. & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2013). Do People Want to be Flattered or Understood? The Cross-Cultural Universality of Self-Verification and Self-Enhancement. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 169-172.
     
  3. Huang, C.-L., Chung, C. K., Hui, N., Lin, Y.-C., Seih, Y.-T., Chen, W.-C., Lam, B., Bond. M., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2012). The development of the Chinese Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count dictionary. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 54, 185-201.
     
  4. Seih, Y.-T., Chung, C. K., Pennebaker, J. W. (2011). Experimental Manipulations of Perspective Taking and Perspective Switching in Expressive Writing. Cognition and Emotion25, 926-938.
     
  5. Seih, Y.-T., Lin, Y.-C., Huang, C.-L., Peng, C.-W., & Huang, S.-P. (2008). The Benefits of Psychological Displacement in Diary-Writing When Using Different Pronouns. British Journal of Health Psychology13, 39‐41.   

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

  1. Seih, Y.-T., Ferrell, J. D., & Pennebaker, J. W. (in preparation). Nouns and verbs in everyday language: Links with social and personality process.  
     
  2. Chai, B. Y., Seih, Y.-T., & Pennebaker, J. W. (in preparation). A Linguistic Analogy for Cultural Personality.
PRESENTATIONS
  1. Seih, Y.-T., Swann, W.B., Jr., Lin, Y.-C., & Huang, C.-L. (2011, Jan.). Striving to be known or to be accepted: Cultural differences in self-verification process. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, United State.

     

  2. Seih, Y.-T., Chung, C. K., Pennebaker, J. W. (2010, Jan.). Experimental Manipulations of Perspective Taking and Perspective Switching in Expressive Writing. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, United State.

     

  3. Huang, C.-L., Lin, Y.-C., Chang, J.-H., & Seih, Y.-T. (2008, Jul.). Where do I see me? Evaluation of a new emotional writing method of psychological displacement and its beneficial effects. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting of International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Berlin, Germany.

     

  4. Seih, Y.-T., Pong, C.-W., Lin, Y.-C., Huang, C.-L., & Huang, S.-P. (2007, Jul.). How do I see me? The
  5. emotion alleviating effect of psychological displacement. Oral presented at Proceeding of The Seventh Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Sabah, Malaysia.

     

  6. Seih, Y.-T., Lin, Y.-C., & Lee, Y.-C. (2006, Oct.). Gender differences in mechanisms of ambivalence
  7. over emotional expressiveness. Poster presented at Proceeding of Asia’s Educational Miracle: Child Development in Family, School and Cultural Contexts, Incheon, Korea.

     

  8. Lin, C.-L., Lin, Y.-C., Lee, Y.-C., & Seih, Y.-T. (2006, Oct.). Attentional bias of Emotional
  9. ambivalence. Poster presented at Proceeding of Asia’s Educational Miracle: Child Development in Family, School and Cultural Contexts, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
SCHOLARSHIPS
    2011 SPSP Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (US $ 500)
    2010 Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Supplement, University of Texas at Austin (US $1,000)
    2009 Burton Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin (US $1,000)
    2008 The scholarship of government sponsorship for overseas study, Taiwan (US $ 50, 000 for two years)
    2004 National Science Council, College Student Research Scholarship (US $ 1,200)
    

HONOR
    2005 Dean Award in College of Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  1. Sep.2011‐Dec.2011  Teaching Assistant in Introductory psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas (Weekly lecture for one hour)
  2. Sep.2005‐Feb.2007  Teaching Assistant in Statistics, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Weekly lecture for one hour)
 
AD HOC REVIEWS
    Anxiety, Stress, & Coping    
    British Journal of Psychology
    Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
    Journal of Language and Social Psychology
    Motivation & Emotion
    Psychological Assessment
    Social Psychological and Personality Science
    Stress and Health