Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure
Ellis, D. and Cromby, John 2011. Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure. Psychology and Health. 27 (5), pp. 515-532.
|Authors||Ellis, D. and Cromby, John|
Evidence generated within the emotional disclosure paradigm (EDP) suggests that talking or writing about emotional experiences produces health benefits, but recent meta-analyses have questioned its efficacy. Studies within the EDP typically rely upon a unidimensional and relatively unsophisticated notion of emotional inhibition, and tend to use quantitative forms of content analysis to identify associations between percentages of word types and positive or negative health outcomes. In this article, we use a case study to show how a qualitative discourse analysis has the potential to identify more of the complexity linking the disclosure practices and styles that may be associated with emotional inhibition. This may illuminate the apparent lack of evidence for efficacy of the EDP by enabling more comprehensive theorisations of the variations within it.
|Keywords||Emotional Disclosure; Emotional Inhibition; Discourse Analysis|
|Journal||Psychology and Health|
|Journal citation||27 (5), pp. 515-532|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|14 Jun 2011|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 Oct 2013|
|Copyright information||This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Psychology and Health (2011) [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08870446.2011.584623.|
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