Culture and the Health Benefits of Expressive Writing

@article{Knowles2011CultureAT,
  title={Culture and the Health Benefits of Expressive Writing},
  author={Eric D Knowles and Jessica R. Wearing and Belinda Campos},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={408 - 415}
}
Expressive writing, in which individuals put their thoughts and feelings about traumatic events into words, can benefit physical health by fostering insight into the personal meaning of stressful experiences. The authors predicted that expressive writing would neither increase insight nor reduce symptoms of illness among Asian Americans, whose culture deemphasizes the act of verbalization in meaning making. In the present study, European and Asian American participants were randomly assigned to… Expand

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