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Is expressive writing effective in decreasing depression and increasing forgiveness and emotional wellbeing if preadolescents?

Barbara Barcaccia, Tyler Schaeffer, Viviana Balestrini, Fabio Rizzo, Francesca Mattogno, Roberto Baiocco, Francesco Mancini, Barry Howard Schneider

ABSTRACT: Expressive writing (EW) can be an effective way to alter maladaptive emotional reactions to stressful life events, although little is known about how pre-adolescents may beneft from it. In this quasi-experimental study, we compared measures of depression, anger, forgiveness, positive and negative affect in pre-adolescents before and after EW in both an experimental group undergoing the EW paradigm and a control ...

Journal Article: Terapia psicológica, 35 (3), pp. 213-222, 2017, ISSN: 0716-6184.



Autonomic correlates of physical and moral disgust

Cristina Ottaviani, Francesco Mancini, Nicola Petrocchi, Barbara Medea, Alessandro Couyoumdjian

ABSTRACT: Abstract Given that the hypothesis of a common origin of physical and moral disgust has received sparse empirical support, this study aimed to shed light on the subjective and autonomic signatures of these two facets of the same emotional response. Participants (20 men, 20 women) were randomly assigned to physical or moral disgust induction by the use of audio scripts while their electrocardiogram was continuously ...

Journal Article: International Journal of Psychophysiology, 89 (1), pp. 57 - 62, 2013, ISSN: 0167-8760.