How Language Helps People Cope With Negative Experiences (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study by Ariana Orvell et al. demonstrates how people use the word 'you' in a general sense to distance themselves psychologically -- and extract meaning -- from negative experiences. This infographic captures the various ways people may use 'you.' This material relates to a paper that appeared in the 24 March 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by A. Orvell at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and colleagues was titled, 'How 'you' makes meaning.' Credit Carla Schaffer / AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.