Autobiographical Memory and the Construction of A Narrative by Robyn Fivush,Catherine A. Haden

By Robyn Fivush,Catherine A. Haden

it's a truism in psychology that self and autobiographical reminiscence are associated, but we nonetheless understand unusually little in regards to the nature of this relation. students from a number of disciplines, together with cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and philosophy have all started theorizing and writing concerning the ways that autobiographical reminiscence is prepared, the position that narratives play within the improvement of autobiographical reminiscence, and the family members among autobiographical reminiscence, narrative, and self thought. If narratives are a serious hyperlink among reminiscence and self, then it turns into obvious that the jobs of language and social interplay are paramount. those are the problems addressed during this quantity.

even though person authors provide their very own special views in illuminating the character of the hyperlink among self and reminiscence, the individuals proportion a point of view that either reminiscence and self are built via particular different types of social interactions and/or cultural frameworks that bring about the formation of an autobiographical narrative. Taken jointly, the chapters weave a coherent tale approximately how every one people creates a lifestyles narrative embedded in social-cultural frameworks that outline what's acceptable to recollect, easy methods to commit it to memory, and what it capacity to be a self with an autobiographical past.

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