THERAPEUTIC MERITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The literature is replete with studies that suggest the psychological benefits of writing. Benefits have ranged from increased general well-being and more positive affect to fewer visits to the physician’s office. Writing appears to be helpful through such mechanisms as emotional expression, exploration of the self, and catharsis. Literature on writing processes has shown writing to be more beneficial when participants write about something meaningful and allow themselves to shift to an outside perspective. Writing in a social media context such as a blog may enhance the benefits of writing in ...
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