Nairán Ramírez-Esparza

Degree: Ph.D., 2007, University of Texas at Austin
Webpages: Language And Behavior Cultural Lab (LAB-C-Lab)
Research Interests: Culture, language, personality, behavior and health
Research Synopsis: Prof. Ramirez is interested in answering questions about how culture and language influences personality, behavior, and health. In order to answer these questions, she uses multiple methodological approaches, including digital recording devices, text analytic tools, and brain measures.
Courses: Social Psychology

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Tools to Analyze Language

Recent publications: Indexed in google scholar

All publications in Google Scholar

Representative Publications: Ikizer, E. G., & Ramírez-Esparza, N. (2017). Bilinguals’ Social Flexibility. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, DOI: 10.1017/S1366728917000414


Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Boyd, R. & Perez-Brena, N. (2017). Hablo Inglés y Español: Cultural schemas as a function of language. Frontiers in Psychology, Social Psychology 8,  DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00885


Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, K. P. (2017). The impact of early social interaction on later language development in Spanish-English bilingual infants. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12648


Ramírez-Esparza, N., Chung, K. C., Sierra-Otero, G., & Pennebaker J. W. (2012). Cross-cultural constructions of self-schemas: Americans and Mexicans. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 233-250.


Ramírez-Esparza, N., Mehl, M. R., Alvarez-Bermúdez, J. & Pennebaker, J. W. (2009). Are Mexicans more sociable than Americans? Insights from a Naturalistic Observation Study. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1-7.


Mehl, M. R., Vazire, S., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Are women really more talkative than men? Science, 317, 82.


Ramírez-Esparza, N., Gosling, S. D., Benet-Martínez, V., Potter, J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). Do bilinguals have two personalities? A special case of cultural frame switching. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 99-120.

Accolades See   Language And Behavior Cultural Lab (LAB-C-Lab)