ISD11: Expressive Writing and Well-Being for Minority Groups


The purpose of this new working group is to promote collaboration across the disciplines of language, culture, and clinical and cognitive psychology. This interdisciplinary approach will provide insights into the design of personalized interventions.

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Active since: 2022

  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Le Moyne College

Collaborative Goals

The aim was to draft a meta-analysis paper focusing on the effects of expressive writing on well-being among minority groups. We are making progress towards the goal.

Group Organizers

Lin Guo

Assistant Teaching Professor, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Syracuse University

Jillian Scheer

Assistant Professor, Cobb- Jones Professor of Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University

Jia Man

Adjunct Faculty of Chinese and Japanese, Le Moyne College

Stella Wang

Associate Professor, Writing, Speaking and Argument, University of Rochester

Katherine Schaefer

Associate Professor, Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID), University of Rochester

Kate Phillips

Associate Professor, Writing, Speaking and Argument, University of Rochester


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Group Outcomes

Regarding the impact of our research, we have developed new research questions, endeavored to examine an underserved population and forged new networks.


We have formulated new research questions and finished a literature review.