Department of Psychology

Discussing Cussing

Dec 11, 2017

Curses! If the word on the street seems a bit more colorful lately, it's not in your head. To prove it, UGA psychologist Dr. Keith Campbell is using word usage data from Google to track George Carlin’s “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV” over the past 50 years. That’s right - researchers are Googling curse words for science. Keith Campbell shares how our propensity for profanity compares with previous generations, and what these swear words can say about us today.