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Esterling et al., 1994: Writing or talking about stressful events improved immune system function among undergraduate students after one week

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Esterling, B. A., Antoni, M. H., Fletcher, M. A., Margulies, S., & Schneiderman, N. (1994). Emotional disclosure through writing or speaking modulates latent Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 62(1), 130.
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Asking undergraduates to write or talk about stressful events they had not disclosed to many people in three weekly 20-minute sessions improved measures of immune system function 1 week after the final writing session, especially in the verbal condition, relative to students who wrote about trivial events.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018