ERIC Number: ED227502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Writing: Its Relationship to Ego Development.
Meers, Betty White
Personality theory stresses the importance of communion with self to personal development. Since writing is a form of communion with self, researchers have begun looking for measurable differences in the personality development of writers and nonwriters. Several experiments have tended to confirm that writing has the potential to effect positive personality growth. There is also some experimental evidence that writing can be used as a therapeutic tool. Furthermore, just as studies have linked writing with personality growth and higher levels of identity status, a study has indicated that the obverse is also true: writing apprehension precludes the gains to be derived from communing with self through writing. (JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeastern Writing Center Conference (Columbia, SC, February 4-5, l983).