Date of Award
Master of Science
Daniel W. Russell
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.
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Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao
Liao, Kelly Yu-Hsin, "Experiential self-focus as a facilitator of processing interpersonal hurt and as a buffer in the relationship between anger rumination and psychological outcomes" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15336.