LIWC is an automated, word count-based text analysis program to analyze word use in different settings. Word use may reveal relevant psychological information about the social context of healthy aging, and is studied e.g. in everyday life conversations or couples’ interactions.
The new German adaptation “DE-LIWC2015” has been integrated directly into the LIWC-system, and is available within the most recent version of the LIWC2015 software as an internal dictionary.
More details about the development and psychometric properties of DE-LIWC2015 are reported in the accompanying manual (see: https://osf.io/tfqzc/):
Meier, T., Boyd, R.L., Pennebaker, J.W., Mehl, M.R., Martin, M., Wolf, M., & Horn, A.B. (2018). “LIWC auf Deutsch”: The Development, Psychometrics, and Introduction of DE-LIWC2015. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/TFQZC
For questions concerning DE-LIWC2015, please contact Tabea Meier: firstname.lastname@example.org and Andrea B. Horn: email@example.com, head of research group "CoupleSense: Health and Interpersonal Emotion Regulation", University Research Priority Program "Dynamics of Healthy Aging", University of Zurich, Switzerland.