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Threatening Communications and Behavior: Perspectives on the Pursuit of Public Figures
Cindy K. Chung is a consultant and senior investigator for various text analysis projects in health psychology, personality psychology, and the counterintelligence field and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been involved in the development of text analysis tools and methods across several languages. Her work on psychological assessments based on natural language has been published in multiple journal articles and book chapters. She holds a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
J. Reid Meloy is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of California at San Diego, an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute. He is also a consultant to the counter-intelligence division of the FBI, a member of the Fixated Research Group for the United Kingdom’s Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures, and a teacher for the Netherlands National Police. He has also been a technical consultant to the television program CSI since its inception in 2001. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and president of Forensis, Inc., a nonprofit, public benefit corporation devoted to forensic psychiatric and psychological research. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 200 papers and 10 books. He holds a diploma in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
H. Dan O’Hair is dean of the College of Communications and Information Studies and professor of communication at the University of Kentucky. He has published more than 90 articles and chapters and 15 books on risk and health communication, public relations, business communication, media management, communication, risk management, and terrorism. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous research journals and is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research. He is a past president of the National Communication Association, and he has served as an education and training consultant to dozens of private, nonprofit, and government organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Oklahoma.
James W. Pennebaker is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and the Regents Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. His research explores the links among natural language, traumatic experience, and health at the individual, group, and cultural levels. His earlier research focused on how writing or talking about emotional upheavals influences mental and physical health. More