Chapter 13. Expressive Writing, Psychological Processes, and Personality

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath2,3
  1. Amanda C. Jones and
  2. James W. Pennebaker

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch13

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Jones, A. C. and Pennebaker, J. W. (2006) Expressive Writing, Psychological Processes, and Personality, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Psychological Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  2. 3

    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. The University of Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860

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Keywords:

  • personality;
  • physical health;
  • health problems;
  • expressive writing;
  • laboratory writing technique

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • An Introduction to Expressive Writing

  • Why and how does Expressive Writing Work? the Search for Mechanisms

  • Individual Differences and Personality as Moderators of Expressive Writing

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References