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The Life Story Week 10

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PSYB30H3
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Marc A Fournier

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PSYB30: Personality
Professor Marc A. Fournier
Week 10: The Life Story
Overview of Week 10 Lectures:
Part I. Life-Story Formation
Part II. Life-Story Integration
Part III. Life-Story Revision
Life of Pie: illustrates the tension between narrative truth and historical truth and
the tension that exists between them
oas people we are storytellers and story in an important role
othe role that narrative has in psychological prospering
*McAdams believes that this life narrative or life story approach offer a third tier in
our understanding in persons
Tier 1 = personality traits
Tier 2 = characteristic, motivational and cognitive development into the world
Tier 3 = the life story, all the dynamics of the person is brought together in
coherence
Overview of Part I:
Life-Story Formation
InfancyNarrative Tone
ChildhoodImagery & Theme
AdolescenceSetting & Character
Dimensions of Human Existence:
Introduced by David Bakan- psychologist the duality of human existence
Two fundamental themes in everything that is essentially human:
Agency:
Focus on the self
Formation of separations (between the self and other things in the
world)
Striving for self-expansion and self-elevation
reflects itself as dominance, social rank, and power
the selfs efforts to expand and grow and become differentiated
enhance, protect and maintain the self as a separate entity
Communion:
Focus on others (rather than the self)
Formation of connections
Striving for contact and congregation with others
two separate motivations within the human condition
meta-concepts that cut across many conditions
running through many if not all theories of personality
The Tone of Infancy:
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Early infant-caregiver attachments serve to organize our experiences of trust
vs. mistrust
-can one look to the world and expect that others will be present to address
the needs that one has
-reliable others to turn too in times of need
-or the opposite- those caregivers around us cannot be relied upon for care
and protection
Erik EriksonHope: The enduring belief in the attainability of ones
wishes
Optimistic stories (comedy & romance)
Pessimistic stories (tragedy & irony) bleak view
an attitude that is being developed toward the world even
before the infant learns how to speak
an early orientation set the tone of the life story that you will
eventually write
with your life being either comedic or tragic- is set very early in
life
Early Childhood Images:
The nursery school child is busy acquiring a stockpile of rich, emotionally
laden images from family, school, the media, etc.
-The child is enquiring a large variety of images form school life, family
life, religious life that you participate in etc.
Culturally grounded or sanctioned images provide raw material for later life-
story development
-images that play a part in who you are to this day
-this stockpile of images that we can draw on when making our own life
story
Later Childhood Themes:
The elementary school child is able to organize human intentions into
coherent stories with beginnings, middles, & endings
-children understand the internal logic of a story (grammar of a story)
-they can tell violations of story grammar- recognize this
-they know that there is a rhyme and a reason of a story
-basic structure in which all stories are told
As accounts of human intentions, stories tell what the characters are striving
for
Themes of separation & mastery (agency)
Themes of union & solidarity (communion)
you do not have stories without characters with no intentions
TAT important- to get the children to tell stories in which their
intentions and motivations can unfold
stories are the natural media in when intensions unfold
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Adolescence & Ideological Settings :
*During adolescence the setting of the story is set!
*the setting of the story is not geographical it is IDEOLOGICAL!
The teenager seeks an internally consistent and logical system of
beliefs/values—i.e., an ideology
-in adolescence setting a belief system for themselves explicates what
they value and what they hold to be true = an ideology about what one
values to be true and to be good
The ideological setting answers the questions What is true? and What is
good?
Ideology of justice (agency) primacy on human rights and human
freedoms
Ideology of care (communion) belief or value systems of responsibility
and obligation duties for other people (these are both alternatives
and or themes from both!)
Adolescence & Story Characters:
The Imago: we are the main character in our own life
The main character in a persons life story
A personalized and idealized image of the self
the version that we make up for ourselves are more romanticized and
idealized
Functions of the Imago:
Consolidate and integrate culturally scripted social roles, which
become internalized and expanded to broadly apply to a wide range of
life activities
Agency, Communion, & the Imago: (McAdams)
*these can be the kind of imagoes that you have been fashioning for yourself
(already)
*some stories are better than others and some stories are better than others
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PSYB30: Personality Professor Marc A. Fournier Week 10: The Life Story Overview of Week 10 Lectures: Part I. Life-Story Formation Part II. Life-Story Integration Part III. Life-Story Revision Life of Pie: illustrates the tension between narrative truth and historical truth and the tension that exists between them o as people we are storytellers and story in an important role o the role that narrative has in psychological prospering *McAdams believes that this life narrative or life story approach offer a third tier in our understanding in persons Tier 1 = personality traits Tier 2 = characteristic, motivational and cognitive development into the world Tier 3 = the life story, all the dynamics of the person is brought together in coherence Overview of Part I: Life-Story Formation InfancyNarrative Tone ChildhoodImagery & Theme AdolescenceSetting & Character Dimensions of Human Existence: Introduced by David Bakan- psychologist the duality of human existence Two fundamental themes in everything that is essentially human: Agency: Focus on the self Formation of separations (between the self and other things in the world) Striving for self-expansion and self-elevation reflects itself as dominance, social rank, and power the selfs efforts to expand and grow and become differentiated enhance, protect and maintain the self as a separate entity Communion: Focus on others (rather than the self) Formation of connections Striving for contact and congregation with others two separate motivations within the human condition meta-concepts that cut across many conditions running through many if not all theories of personality The Tone of Infancy: 1 www.notesolution.com
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