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Chapter 12

Chapter 12 Key Terms

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Marc A Fournier

Chapter 12 Writing Stories of Lives: Biography and Life Course Murray pioneer in American psychology. He advocated a broad and interdisciplinary approach to studying human lives, and he put special emphasis on the interpretation of fantasy stories and autobiographical narratives Icarus complex: Murrays concept for a cluster of themes in personality functioning, including urethral erotism, ascensionism, cynosural, narcissm, falling, craving for immorality, and depreciation and enthrallment of women all modeled after the ancient Greek story of Icarus Proceeding: smallest meaningful unit of time in human behaviour it is a single episode of behaviour abstracted from the temporal complexity of ongoing life. We may see it as a single instance of interaction between a person and his or her environment, an interaction long enough to initiate and complete a dynamically significant pattern of behaviour. Durance: when you take all of the overlapping proceedings during a given period of time. They range from short scenes in a persons life to longer periods that may be viewed as chapters in ones evolving life story. Serials: a long durance may be made up of serials. A serial is a relatively long and directionally organized series of proceedings involving a particular life domain. Examples of serials are particular friendships, marriages, careers, etc. Each serial, therefore organizes a sequence of life events having to do with a
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