35.Slides - Narratives about negative events Jamie...

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Narratives about negative events Jamie Pennebaker – when painful events aren’t structured into a narrative, they can contribute to the continued experience of negative thoughts and feelings
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Pennebaker and Beall (1986) Undergraduates wrote about a topic for 4 consecutive days for 15 minutes each day Confidential and no feedback about what they wrote
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First condition: “For the next 4 days, I would like for you to write about your very deepest thoughts and feelings about the most traumatic experience of your life. In your writing, I’d like you to really let go and explore your very deepest emotions and thoughts. Ideally, it should be something you have not talked about with others in detail. You may write about the same general issues or experiences on all days of writing or on different traumas each day. All of your writing will be completely confidential.”
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Control condition Wrote about non-emotional topics for 15 minutes on all 4 days of the study
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A female who had been sexually molested by an uncle,
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2010 for the course SOP 3004 taught by Professor Champers during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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