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Title The writing cure : how expressive writing promotes health and emotional well-being / edited by Stephen J. Lepore, Joshua M. Smyth.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2002]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 313 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Expressive writing and blood pressure / Karina Davidson ... [et al.] -- Emotional expression, expressive writing, and cancer / Annette L. Stanton and Sharon Danoff-Burg -- Writing for their lives : children's narratives as supports for physical and psychological well-being / Colette Daiute and Ellie Buteau -- Effects of written emotional disclosure among repressive and alexithymic people / Mark A. Lunley ... [et al.] -- Expressive writing and health : self-regulation of emotion-related experience, physiology, and behavior / Stephen J. Lepore ... [et al.] -- Gain without pain? Expressive writing and self-regulation / Laura A. King -- Stress, expressive writing, and working memory / Kitty Klein -- Emotional expression and health changes : can we identify biological pathways? / Roger J. Booth and Keith J. Petrie -- Cognitive processing, disclosure, and health : psychological and physiological mechanisms / Susan K. Lutgendorf and Philip Ullrich -- Translating research into practice : potential of expressive writing in the field / Joshua M. Smyth and Delwyn Catley -- Interapy : a model for therapeutic writing through the internet / Alfred Lange ... [et al.] -- Workbooks : tools for the expressive writing paradigm / Luciano L'Abate and Roy Kern -- To everything there is a season : a written expression intervention for closure at the end of life / Carolyn E. Schwartz and Elizabeth David -- Writing, social process, and psychotherapy : from past to future / James W. Pennebaker.
Summary This book presents research on the cognitive, emotional, and developmental pathways through which disclosure influences health. Although writing has been a popular therapeutic technique for several years, only recently have researchers subjected it to rigorous scientific scrutiny. The contributors to this book present findings on expressive writing and health outcomes and point students and scientists to new avenues of research. The volume contains illustrations of clinical applications for this technique as well as examples of how expressive writing can improve immune system and lung function, diminish psychological distress, and enhance relationships and social role functioning. /// This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners who explore and work with expressive therapy techniques. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Diaries -- Authorship -- Psychological aspects.
Diaries -- Therapeutic use.
Psychotherapy -- methods.
Added Author Lepore, Stephen J.
Smyth, Joshua M.
American Psychological Association.
Other Form: Writing cure (print) (DLC) 2002018509 (OCoLC)49375191
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