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Lutgendorf et al., 1994: Discussing stressful topics weekly increased immune function among college students

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Lutgendorf, S. K., Antoni, M. H., Kumar, M., & Schneiderman, N. (1994). Changes in cognitive coping strategies predict EBV-antibody titre change following a stressor disclosure induction. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 38(1), 63-78.
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Asking college undergraduates to discuss a stressful or traumatic topic in three weekly 20-minute individual sessions did not affect immune function (Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers) one week later relative to a control condition. However, participants who were more involved in the disclosure process, avoided less, and who disclosed older and more negative events showed greater immune function.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018