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Recent Journal Articles


CHOI, H. & BULL, P. Orators’ nonverbal behaviour in generating audience responses: speaker-audience interaction in South Korean political speeches. Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour (online). DOI: 10.1007/s10919-023-00429-6.

CHOI, H. & BULL, P. Invitation to respond by rhetoric or delivery: A microanalysis of orator-audience turn-takings in a Subject-Object-Verb language. Language and Dialogue 13(1), 51-80.


D’ ENRICO, F., BULL, P., LAMPONI, E., LEONE, G. & CIOCA, L-I. Humility Expression and its Effects on Moral Suasion: An Empirical Study of Ocasio-Cortez’s Communication. Human Affairs 32(1), 101-117.

MASTROPIETRO A., BULL, P., D’ENRICO,F., SESSA, I., MIGLIORISI, S., ANDLEONE, G. President Obama’s humble face: An authentic or a socially desirable posturing? A study on reactions to Obama’s autobiographical self-disclosures. Frontiers in Psychology 21 June


BULL, P. & WADDLE, M. Speaker-audience intercommunication in political speeches: A contrast of cultures. Journal of Pragmatics, 186, 167-178.

BULL, P. & WADDLE, M. “Stirring it up!” Emotionality in audience responses to political speeches. Russian Journal of Linguistics, 25, 611-627.

CHOI & BULL, P. Speaker’s verbal behavior and collective audience responses in Korean political oratory. Language and Dialogue, 11, 271 – 299.

O’GORMAN, V. & BULL, P. Applause Invitations in Political Speeches: A Comparison of Two British Party Political Leaders (Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn). Parliamentary Affairs, 74, 354-377.

ZLOTEANU, M., BULL, P., KRUMHUBER, E. G., & RICHARDSON, D. C. Veracity judgement, not accuracy: Reconsidering the role of facial expressions, empathy, and emotion recognition training on deception detection. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(5), 910–927.


BULL, P. Meeting the media as a political psychologist. History & Philosophy of Psychology Volume 21(1) 11-20.

BULL, P., FETZER, A. & KADAR, D. Calling Mr Speaker ‘Mr Speaker’: The Strategic Use of Ritual References to the Speaker of the UK House of Commons. Pragmatics 30(1), 64-87

BULL, P. & STRAWSON, W. Can’t Answer? Won’t Answer? An Analysis of Equivocal Responses by Theresa May in Prime Minister’s Questions. Parliamentary Affairs, 73 (2), 429–449

GOODE, E.J.K. & BULL, P. Time Does Tell An Analysis of Audience-speaker Interactions From the 2016 American Presidential Campaigns. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 8(1), 568-587.

WADDLE, M. & BULL P. “You’re Important, Jeremy, but not that important”: Personalised responses and equivocation in political interviews. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 8(2), 560-581.