The Writing Cure : How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being (1ST)

The Writing Cure : How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 304 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781557989109
  • DDC分類 808.06692

基本説明

Presents groundbreaking research on the cognitive, emotional, and biological pathways through which disclosure and expressive writing influences mental and physical health.

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The Writing Cure presents groundbreaking research on the cognitive, emotional, and biological pathways through which disclosure and expressive writing influences mental and physical health. Although writing has been a popular therapeutic technique for years, only recently have researchers subjected it to rigorous scientific scrutiny and applied it to persons suffering from physical illnesses such as cancer and hypertension. Contributors present cutting-edge findings on expressive writing and health outcomes and point students and scientists to new avenues of research. The volume is rich in illustrations of clinical applications for this technique and it provides examples of how expressive writing can improve the immune system and lung function, how it can diminish psychological distress and enhance relationships and social-role functioning. It also includes discussions of alternative writing intervention formats, including workbooks and the Internet. Featuring a revealing epilogue by James Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of expressive writing intervention, this volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners who explore and work with expressive-therapy techniques.

Table of Contents

Contributors                                       xi
I. Introduction 1 (14)
The Writing Cure: An Overview 3 (12)
Stephen J. Lepore
Joshua M. Smyth
II. Writing and Adjustment to Life Stressors: 15 (82)
Examples of Current Research
Expressive Writing and Blood Pressure 17 (14)
Karina, Davidson
Amy R. Schwartz
David Sheffield
Ronald S. McCord
Stephen J. Lepore
William Gerin
Emotional Expression, Expressive Writing, and 31 (22)
Cancer
Annette L. Stanton
Sharon Danoff-Burg
Writing for Their Lives: Children's 53 (22)
Narratives as Supports for Physical and
Psychological Well-Being
Colette Daiute
Ellie Buteau
Effects of Written Emotional Disclosure Among 75 (22)
Repressive and Alexithymic People
Mark A. Lumley
Tina M. Tojek
Debra J. Macklem
III. Emotional, Cognitive, and Biological 97 (100)
Processes
Expressive Writing and Health: 99 (20)
Self-Regulation of Emotion-Related
Experience, Physiology, and Behavior
Stephen J. Lepore
Melanie A. Greenberg
Michelle Bruno
Joshua M. Smyth
Gain Without Pain? Expressive Writing and 119(16)
Self-Regulation
Laura A. King
Stress, Expressive Writing, and Working Memory 135(22)
Kitty Klein
Emotional Expression and Health Changes: Can 157(20)
We Identify Biological Pathways?
Roger J. Booth
Keith J. Petrie
Cognitive Processing, Disclosure, and Health: 177(20)
Psychological and Physiological Mechanisms
Susan K. Lutgendorf
Philip Ullrich
IV. New Directions in Clinical Applications of 197(82)
Expressive Writing
Translating Research Into Practice: Potential 199(16)
of Expressive Writing in the Field
Joshua M. Smyth
Delwyn Catley
Interapy: A Model for Therapeutic Writing 215(24)
Through the Internet
Alfred Lange
Mirjam Schoutrop
Bart Schrieken
Jean-Pierre van de Ven
Workbooks: Tools for the Expressive Writing 239(18)
Paradigm
Luciano L'Abate
Roy Kern
To Everything There Is a Season: A Written 257(22)
Expression Intervention for Closure at the
End of Life
Carolyn E. Schwartz
Elizabeth David
Epilogue Writing, Social Processes, and 279(14)
Psychotherapy: From Past to Future
James W. Pennebaker
Author Index 293(12)
Subject Index 305(8)
About the Editors 313