onarrator articulates and commits to pos. resolution of
oTypes of Scripts
commitment script ind. binds self to a life goal that promises the
reward of intense pos. affect
•org. scenes around clearly defined goal
•little/no conflict in scenes
nuclear scriptmarked by ambiv. and confusion about life goal
•begins with nuclear scene= pos. childhood scnee that turns bad
•nuc. script evolves as attempt to reverse nuc. scene fail b/c
constantly make analogs to this scene
•Erikson—ID configuration integrative life story we begin to construct in late adol.
•narrative ID=internalized and evolving story of self person consc, and unconsc.
constructs to bind diff. aspects of self
•Development of the Life Story
opersonal fables—firs attempt at life story
=fantastical stories about sel underscoring sense of uniqueness and
destined for great good/badness and forver misunderstood by others
ontologicat strats.= adopt to explan how came to be
•dynastic—story about how pos. past given birth to very pos.
•compensatory—bad past finven birth to good present
olife story schemas= mental struct. of putting a life into story form, for making
narrative ID out of human life not until adols.
Habermas and Bluck
must be able to exercise 4 diff. mental skills first
•temporal coherenceconstruct little goal-directed stories about
single ep. in life (JK/SK)
•autobio. coherence conform autobio. understanding to soc,’s
expectations of the life course
•causal coherence connect multiple events in life to single
casual narrative (mid-adols.)
•thematic coherence derive gen. theme/principle about self
based on narrated sequence of personal events (late adols.)
evoln. of narrative understanding in kids
•2y—emergence of autobio. self
•2-3—begin to tell simple stories about own exps.
•theory of mind=set of working hyps about how other’s minds
•5y—know what stories about about an what should contain
ostrive to create stories that fit simple narrative form
•scaffolding=verbal and psych. support that others provide for
kids as kids build own sense of who they are in the world