Telling and the remembered self: linguistic differences in memories for previously disclosed and previously undisclosed events.

@article{Pasupathi2007TellingAT,
  title={Telling and the remembered self: linguistic differences in memories for previously disclosed and previously undisclosed events.},
  author={Monisha Pasupathi},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={258-70}
}
Prior work suggests that disclosing experiences may provide people with more distance, more positive emotion, greater cognitive elaboration, and greater certainty regarding those experiences. Two studies (n=58 undergraduates and n=123 community-living adults) examined linguistic indicators of such differences between previously disclosed and previously undisclosed memories elicited on subsequent, solitary occasions using the LIWC text analysis program (Pennebaker & Francis, 1999). Disclosure… CONTINUE READING

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