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Christensen et al., 1996: Describing trauma or stressful experiences increased immune system function among undergraduate students with high levels of hostility

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Christensen, A. J., Edwards, D. L., Wiebe, J. S., Benotsch, E. G., McKelvey, L., Andrews, M., & Lubaroff, D. M. (1996). Effect of verbal self-disclosure on natural killer cell activity: Moderating influence of cynical hostility. Psychosomatic Medicine, 58(2), 150-155.
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Asking undergraduates to verbally disclose traumatic or stressful experiences increased a measure of immune system function, natural killer cell activity, among students higher in hostility relative to those lower in hostility, as compared to students not asked to disclose.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018