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The time between infancy and adolescence supplies us with the emotional tone, imagery,. Setting, theme and characters to develop a life story. It formally begins in adolexcence but viewed by mcadams as a life-long process. We revise the story as we encounter new turning points. To a certain extent, the characteristics of a life story can be predicted depending on the traits that one has and motivations. But life story can"t be fully predicted or reduced to traits and motivations. Mcadams says that a life story supplies new information about the person that cannot be retrieved from other levels of analysis, such as traits and motivations. Internalized conditions of worth: this could lead to problems, reflection & unconditioned positive regard, talk about conflicts inherent in the patient, conflicts btwn id/ego, ego/superego = symptoms in the patient. Cognitive-behavioural therapies antecedent events produce behaviour (overt/covert: behaviours have consequences (rewarding/punishment, techniques: cognitive restructing & behvioural experiments.

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