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This lecture draws upon Dr. Jeffrey Kahn's research program to examine the issue of disclosing versus concealing psychological distress from a personality perspective. Put another way, this lecture explores individual differences in people's tendencies to disclose (versus conceal) personally distressing information across time and situations. Among the questions tackled are: What are some ways in which emotional disclosure has been defined in the psychology research literature? How does a personality perspective add to these definitions? How can people's disclosure versus concealment tendencies be identified empirically? And perhaps most importantly, what consequences do disclosure and concealment tendencies have for domains such as the quality of interpersonal relationships, mental health and well-being, and even success in psychotherapy?
Kahn, Jeffrey H., "Disclosing Versus Concealing Personally Distressing Information: A Personality Perspective" (2023). Distinguished Professor Lecture Series. 7.
5 p.m., Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University
More information about this lecture is available here: https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2023/02/dr-jeffrey-kahn-to-present-distinguished-professor-lecture/.