In the attached passage, the description of Qi Wang as being “the lead author of the study and professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology” is intended for what purpose?
This is an excerpt from an article entitled “Posting personal experiences on social media may help you remember them in the future”
A new study – the first to look at social media’s effect on memory – suggests posting personal experiences on social media makes those events much easier to recall. “If people want to remember personal experiences, the best way is to put them online,” said Qi Wang, the lead author of the study and professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology.
“Social media - blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and others alike - provide an important outlet for us to recall memories, in the public space, and share with other people.”
Retrieved from: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2016/09/09/posting.personal.experiences.social.media.may.help.you.remember.them.future
There is no discernible purpose in naming this person.
to create an emotional appeal to the reader to believe this named person as opposed to not including a name and having an anonymous source
to show this speaker is credible and can speak knowledgeably about this topic
to use a famous name that would be well-known to the audience
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