Stepping back to move forward: Expressive writing promotes self-distancing.

@article{Park2016SteppingBT,
  title={Stepping back to move forward: Expressive writing promotes self-distancing.},
  author={Jiyoung Park and {\"O}zlem Ayduk and E. Kross},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          349-64
        }
}
Prior research indicates that expressive writing enhances well-being by leading people to construct meaningful narratives that explain distressing life experiences. But how does expressive writing facilitate meaning-making? We addressed this issue in 2 longitudinal studies by examining whether and how expressive writing promotes self-distancing, a process that facilitates meaning-making. At baseline in both studies, participants reflected on a distressing life experience. In Study 1… Expand
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