Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Meifen Wei

Second Advisor

Nathaniel Wade

Third Advisor

Daniel W. Russell

Abstract

The study examined two writing conditions and interpersonal hurt. The results indicated that unforgiveness decreased over time in the experiential condition. Intrusive thoughts increased over time in the experiential and the control conditions. Unforgiveness, intrusive thoughts and benevolence did not differ between the two conditions. Negative affect decreased faster in the experiential group than the control group. Negative affect increased slower during follow-up sessions in the experiential condition. The results showed that writing served as a moderator. Benevolence increased during writing but decreased in the follow-up sessions among individuals with low anger rumination in the experiential condition. Benevolence significantly increased over time among those with low anger rumination in the control condition. For those with high anger rumination in the control condition, benevolence significantly decreased over time. For those with high anger rumination in the experiential condition, benevolence decreased during writing but increased during the follow-up sessions.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16567

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453152

OCLC Number

237049444

ISBN

9780549542223

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

98 pages

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