Expressive Writing Study And Its Effect On Alexithymia


Greetings- My name is Giannis Tzanos, and I am a PhD student in psychology working on my dissertation; examining how different types of processing one’s emotions and thoughts through writing, impacts the construct of alexithymia (inability to identify and describe emotions in the self) and emotional expressiveness. This study has been approved by UNC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). I am looking for English speaking individuals attending college or university, currently residing in the USA that are interested in writing about traumatic/emotional events that have happened in their lives and do not have a diagnosed learning disability. This study will require you to fill out surveys and write an short essay about your experiences 2 times within the span of one week. The surveys and demographic questionnaire will not ask any identifying information except your email (to send you a second link to finish the study and collect your gift card), and I will take great care to maintain your confidentiality throughout the process. The results of this study could inform the field of expressive writing and alexithymia and could potentially help individuals with emotional processing difficulties find some relief. Participants who finish the surveys and writing sessions, will be rewarded with a 12$ amazon gift code. If you are interested please follow the link. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration. 

Compensation: If you choose to participate in this study and complete the two sessions, you will get a 12$ Amazon gift card sent in the email you provided.

Location: https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3I7vfGZDzsfiRMN

Researcher

Giannis (john) Tzanos at University Of Northern Colorado

Recruitment Began

2019-03-04 06:30:01

Location

https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3I7vfGZDzsfiRMN

Compensation

If you choose to participate in this study and complete the two sessions, you will get a 12$ Amazon gift card sent in the email you provided.

Requirements

  • Age: 18 to 82
  • Gender: Male, Female, Trans Male, Trans Female, Rather not say
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Employment: Student