Unformatted text preview: 1. Talking to doctors, friends, and sharing this concern and time. C. Studied 92 breast cancer patients 1. Measured emotional processing at baseline 2. Measured emotional expression at baseline D. Results 3 months later 1. More processing = more distress (pain, suffering) 2. More expression = less distress, better health. II. Self-Affirmation Writing in Breast Cancer Survivors A. Early-stage breast cancer survivors participated in an expressive writing trial B. Wrote 4 essays during a 3-week period: 1. Deepest thoughts and feelings (emotional expression) 2. Perceived benefits (benefit finding) 3. Facts about treatment (control) C. Outcomes: physical symptoms and cancer-related doctor visits (3 month follow up) D. Self-affirmation: a positive reflection on a valued self-domain. III. Coping with Illness A. Social Support B. Psychological Control C. Self-Affirmation D. Positive states of mind E. Positive adjustment...
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, Cortisol, emotional expression, Scott Norris