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This study was designed to develop and initiate the validation of the Affective Cognition Writing Survey (ACWS), a psychological instrument used to measure emotional expression through writing. Procedures for development and validation of the instrument are reported. Subsequently, factor analysis extracted six factors: Positive Processing, Liberating Feelings, Reader Consciousness, Confl ict Processing, Inner Exploration, and Emotional Synthesis. The factors have important implications for counseling, conducting research sensitive to writing, emotional intelligence and education.

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Fischer, R. G., Fischer, J. M., & Jain, S. (2010). The Development of an Emotional Response to Writing Measure: the Affective Cognition Writing Survey, Michigan Journal of Counseling, 37(1), 1-15. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1267401660





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