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Lecture 17

Lecture 17 Notes

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Oren Amitay

Lecture 17Life StoryThe Role of Narrative in Personality functioningstPersonality Traits1 levelthe psychology of the strangerndCharacteristic Adaptations2 levelmotivational adaptationsrdLife Story Approach3 levelall attributes are unified and made coherentFormation of the Life StoryDimensions of Human Existence2 fundamental themes in all things human both of these are metaconceptsAgencyFocus on the selfFormations of SeparationsStriving for selfexpansion and selfelevationTHEME OF DIFFERENTIATING SELFCommunionFocus on othersFormation of connectionsStriving for contact and congregation with othersTHEME OF CONNECTING SELF TO OTHERSThe Tone of InfancyEarliest years in life caregiver attachment is responsible for organizing concept of trustmistrustWill there be reliable others to turn to or is the world an uncertain place where people cant be relied uponEarly experiences of trustmistrust produce HopePrelinguistic attitude that infant acquires toward the worldThis early tone sets the stage for the story you will write will it be optimistic or pessimisticOptimistic comedicromanticPessimistic tragedyironyEarly experiences determine whether youll write an optimistic story or a pessimistic oneEarly Childhood ImagesImages and themes kids are exposed toThe nursery school child is busy acquiring a stockpile of rich emotionally laden images from family school the media etcEarly images become a part of who the person isCulturally grounded or sanctioned images provide raw material for later lifestory development
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