Saturday, December 29, 2012

A study of soldiers in the University of Denver

A study of soldiers in the University of Denver:
Handwritten mail delivers more cheer than an electronic exchange, according to the study. It also reduces the emotional load of unknown or frightening circumstances. In a study of 193 soldiers recently returned from deployment, those who received letters from family and friends had fewer symptoms of post-traumatic stress than those who had communicated through email, instant messaging and video chat. "These days, letters are relatively rare, so writing and sending one is a sign of commitment," says coauthor of the study Howard Markman, Ph.D., University of Denver

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