Whissell, Cynthia Books

Dr. Cynthia M. Whissell is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Laurentian University. She received her Ph.D. in Pyschology from Purdue University.

Psychological Investigation of the Use of Shakespeare’s Emotional Language: The Case of His Roman Tragedies
2008 0-7734-5188-9
This work offers a psychological investigation of the use of emotive language in Shakespeare’s drama. Focusing on the Roman tragedies, the author applies findings from her Dictionary of Affect in Language, which classified words into categories indicating the sort of emotion that they imply, to the plays to produce a comparison of the dramatic language to the modern English vocabulary.