The Effects of Negative Emotion and Expressive Writing on

Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms 


October 12, 2012


The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) publishes research briefs on a weekly basis, highlighting the most cited and most recent articles pertaining to veterans in the areas of wellness, family, employment and education. The focus is on actionable research which may impact policy and practice when in the hands of those working in these areas, and on identifying needs for further research.  


The latest IVMF Research Brief is now posted on our website: 


Title: The Effects of Negative Emotion and Expressive Writing on Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms


Keywords:  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), expressive writing, trauma, written discourse, college academic performance


Author:  Tim Hoyt, Ph.D.; Elizabeth A. Yeater, Ph.D. 


As a reminder, the IVMF invites authors/researchers to submit veteran-related articles for review and inclusion in the research brief archive. Submissions are accepted via an online form. IVMF researchers prepare the research brief based on the submitted information, and provide an opportunity for review by the authors prior to inclusion in the archive. Complete directions and requirements for submission are included on the form.



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