Health Effects of Expressive Letter Writing.

  title={Health Effects of Expressive Letter Writing.},
  author={C. Mosher and S. Danoff-Burg},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
Abstract This study is the first to experimentally examine the potential health benefits of expressive letter writing. College students (N= 108) were randomly assigned to one of three letter–writing tasks. Experimental participants wrote a letter to a socially significant other who either helped or hurt them, whereas control participants wrote a letter to a school official regarding an impersonal relational topic. At follow–up, experimental participants reported greater sleep duration and fewer… Expand

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