Reappraisal writing relieves social anxiety and may be accompanied by changes in frontal alpha asymmetry

@inproceedings{Wang2015ReappraisalWR,
  title={Reappraisal writing relieves social anxiety and may be accompanied by changes in frontal alpha asymmetry},
  author={F Wang and Changming Wang and Qin Yin and Kui Wang and Dongdong Li and Mengchai Mao and Chaozhe Zhu and Yuxia Huang},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
It is widely reported that expressive writing can improve mental and physical health. However, to date, the neural correlates of expressive writing have not been reported. The current study examined the neural electrical correlates of expressive writing in a reappraisal approach. Three groups of participants were required to give a public speech. Before speaking, the reappraisal writing group was asked to write about the current stressful task in a reappraisal manner. The irrelevant writing… CONTINUE READING
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