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Chapter 12

Chapter 12 Notes

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Psychology
Course Code
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier

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Chapter 12
WRITING STORIES: BIOGRAPHY AND LIFE COURSE
Icarus: An Ancient Story
-Harvard student Grope and the story of Icarus
-Icarus Complex
-the first theme in the Icarus complex is urethral erotism: thematic association of hot
sexuality and wet urination; fire
-second theme is ascensionism: sudden rising
-third theme is cynosural narcissism: denotes a craving for unsolicited attention and
admiration
-fourth theme is falling/ precipitation: ascension- descension cycles
-table 12.1 page 478 full terms and definitions
-the Icarus complex is Murrays story about Grope
-personality psychologists typically work within the paradigmatic mode of knowing; use
scientific methods and theories
-conduct biographical studies of individual cases
-researchers use first person narratives as source material and third person narratives in
describing and interpreting lives
Personality and the Study of Lives
Murray and the Harvard Psychological Clinic
-Henry Murray
-personology: an interdisciplinary exploration of the psychology of persons, with particular
emphasis on incorporating myth, folklore, biography, and investigations of the human
imagination
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-operating on a more molar and synthetic level, empirically looking at the overall pattern of
an individuals unique adaptation to the world
-according to Murray, to know thyself is to become acquainted with the characters within
oneself, to discern their disparate identities and the ways in which they interact with each
other to produce the narrative life
-a key idea in Murray’s system is that human lives are set in time *; the human being is a
time- binding organism
-time the story the person
-proceeding: smallest meaningful unit of time in human behaviour; a single episode of
behaviour abstracted from the temporal complexity of ongoing life
-taking part in more than one proceeding is considered multitasking
-durance: take all overlapping proceedings during a given period of time and put them
together; range from short scenes in a persons life to longer periods that may be viewed as
chapters
-serial: relatively long and directionally organized series of proceedings involving a
particular life domain; ex. friendships, careers, etc; organizes a sequence of events having to
do with an important area of personal investment; serials interact with each other
-serial programs: an orderly arrangement of subgoals stretching into the future for months
or years such that achievement of the subgoals will ensure progress toward some desired
end state; provide our strivings with direction and purpose
-unity- thema: a well organized pattern of related needs and press that provides meaning to
a large portion of the individuals life; derived from infantile experience; the central,
organizing motif of a persons life story
The Personological Tradition
-interviewed men for the CIA during WWII
-the study of lives
-six principles/ propositions that characterize Murray’s personological approach:
1. Personality (as well as the personologist) is shaped by numerous and various forces
2. Personology is a complex, lifelong, never ending enterprise; the history of the organism is
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Chapter 12 WRITING STORIES: BIOGRAPHY AND LIFE COURSE Icarus: An Ancient Story -Harvard student Grope and the story of Icarus -Icarus Complex -the first theme in the Icarus complex is urethral erotism: thematic association of hot sexuality and wet urination; fire -second theme is ascensionism: sudden rising -third theme is cynosural narcissism: denotes a craving for unsolicited attention and admiration -fourth theme is falling precipitation: ascension- descension cycles -table 12.1 page 478 full terms and definitions -the Icarus complex is Murrays story about Grope -personality psychologists typically work within the paradigmatic mode of knowing; use scientific methods and theories -conduct biographical studies of individual cases -researchers use first person narratives as source material and third person narratives in describing and interpreting lives Personality and the Study of Lives Murray and the Harvard Psychological Clinic -Henry Murray -personology: an interdisciplinary exploration of the psychology of persons, with particular emphasis on incorporating myth, folklore, biography, and investigations of the human imagination www.notesolution.com
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