Expressive Writing

Who would have thought writing your thoughts could be so important?

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Expressive Writing, Featured | 0 comments

Who would have thought writing your thoughts could be so important?

James Pennebaker is an American social psychologist and professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. He came up with revolutionary ideas about how writing about your feelings can actually improve your physical health. Although we all know that bottling up one’s feelings isn’t a good idea and can lead to stress, Pennebaker was the first person to provide evidence that this was the case. He has had an impact on social, clinical and health psychology as well as in the computer science and linguistics fields.   Pennebaker conducted numerous experiments to test his hypothesis...

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