Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Confront & Confide

...I have learned that confronting traumatic experiences can have meaningful physiological and psychological benefits.  Conversely, not confiding significant experiences is associated with increased disease rates, ruminations and other difficulties.
Confession, Inhibition and Disease
James W. Pennebaker (1989)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 22

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