Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure

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Ellis, D. and Cromby, John 2011. Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure. Psychology and Health. 27 (5), pp. 515-532.
AuthorsEllis, D. and Cromby, John
Abstract

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.

KeywordsEmotional Disclosure; Emotional Inhibition; Discourse Analysis
JournalPsychology and Health
Journal citation27 (5), pp. 515-532
ISSN1476-8321
0887-0446
Year2011
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Publication dates
Print14 Jun 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Oct 2013
Copyright informationThis 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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