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Expressive writing moderates the relation between intrusive thoughts and depressive symptoms.
  • S. Lepore
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1997
Investigating whether expressive writing enhances emotional adaptation to a stressful event (graduate entrance exams) by reducing event-related intrusive thoughts or by desensitizing people to such thoughts found it moderated the impact of intrusive thoughts on depressive symptoms.
Social Constraints on Disclosure and Adjustment to Cancer
This article introduces the concept of social constraints on disclosure, puts it in a theoretical framework, and examines how it can affect adjustment to major life stressors using the exemplar of
The role of social and cognitive processes in children's adjustment to community violence.
Planned comparisons revealed that violence exposure had the strongest effect on well-being among children with low social support or high levels of social strains, and children with high Levels of intrusive thinking were most likely to show heightened internalizing symptoms when they had inadequate social support.
Social constraints, intrusive thoughts, and depressive symptoms among bereaved mothers.
There was a positive relation between T1 intrusive thoughts and depressive symptoms over time among socially constrained mothers, however, higher levels of T2 intrusive thoughts were associated with a decrease in T3 depressive symptoms among mothers with unconstrained social relationships.
Social Constraints, Intrusive Thoughts, and Mental Health after Prostate Cancer
We examined how the social environment influences men's ability to cognitively process and recover psychologically from the trauma associated with prostate cancer. We hypothesized that men who judge
A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Written Emotional Disclosure on the Health Outcomes of Clinical Populations
It was determined that expressive writing significantly improved health and was not moderated by any systemic variables because of the nonsignificant test of homogeneity, but future research with expressive writing should be tested with randomized controlled trials to increase the likelihood of detecting a larger treatment effect.
Prostate cancer and health‐related quality of life: a review of the literature
The literature on the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment on health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) is reviewed and evidence from three sources is outlined: studies that compare men with the disease with an age‐matched sample of men without the disease, and cross‐sectional studies that highlight predictors of HRZoL.
Mending Broken Hearts: Effects of Expressive Writing on Mood, Cognitive Processing, Social Adjustment and Health Following a Relationship Breakup
Seventy-two male and 73 female undergraduates were randomly assigned to an experimental group, in which they wrote expressively about a relationship breakup, or to a control group, in which they
Improving quality of life in men with prostate cancer: a randomized controlled trial of group education interventions.
Men who were recently treated for prostate cancer (N=250) were randomly assigned to a control group, a group education intervention (GE), or a group education-plus-discussion intervention (GED). Both