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Transformational Processing of Negative Events: An Experimental Manipulation

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dc.contributor.advisor Lilgendahl, Jennifer Tan, Joseph 2012-07-11T19:18:33Z 2012-07-11T19:18:33Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Transformational processing has been defined by past narrative identity research on negative event processing as a distinctive combination of the processes of exploration and resolution. The current study aimed to test the effect of transformational processing of negative events on well-being. Through an expressive writing framework, subjects processed a negative event through three days of writing either in a transformational manner (composed of both exploration and resolution), through exploration only, or through resolution only. Results showed no significant effects on well-being, but also showed that the transformational narratives had patterns of growth and positive emotion words over the course of the three writing days that were distinct from the patterns in the other writing conditions.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Life change events -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Narration (Rhetoric) -- Psychological aspects
dc.title Transformational Processing of Negative Events: An Experimental Manipulation
dc.type Thesis
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