Monthly Archives: January 2015

James Pennebaker’s Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions

In Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, James Pennebaker explains his research on inhibition and the healing power of expressing emotions. Through his years of research, Pennebaker has found that “holding back or inhibiting our thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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NYT Well Blog Posts on “Writing Your Way to Happiness”

In Tara Parker-Pope’s recent NYT Well Blog post, “Writing Your Way to Happiness,” she explains the well-known benefits of expressive writing and explores new research, which seems to suggest that the “power of writing—and then rewriting—your personal story can lead … Continue reading

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Marshall Alcorn’s Resistance to Learning, One

Marshal Alcorn’s Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire-Not-to-Know in the Classroom is so dense and rich that I’ve decided it deserves multiple blog posts.  In the first, here, I am going to discuss the shape of the book and the introduction and … Continue reading

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