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In research (Ansfield, 2007) Smiling when distressed was most prevalent in conditions in which participants reported the greatest emotional distress. Specifically, while viewing distressing videos, men reported experiencing greater overall distress and also smiled more than women, especially in social conditions and while viewing intensely (as opposed to ...


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Short answer: Like much of psychotherapy in general, we mostly know that it works, but not so much about why it works. Journaling or journal therapy is a type of writing therapy, itself a form of expressive therapy, that includes expressive, interactive, reflective, and creative writing. Several recent literature reviews and meta-analyses confirm the ...


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