Professor Penny Pexman: What's in a Name?

From Sunday Morning, 9:45 am on 1 September 2019
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Research out of the University of Calgary shows that the sounds in a person's name lead people to create largely sweeping and often incorrect expectations about their personalities. Professor Penny Pexman was part of a team that conducted a series of studies looking at sound symbolism in names and the findings were fascinating.

Professor Penny Pexman

Professor Penny Pexman Photo: Shea MacNeil