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By Michael W. Pratt, Barbara H. Fiese

ISBN-10: 0805842829

ISBN-13: 9780805842821

ISBN-10: 1410610306

ISBN-13: 9781410610300

This edited publication attracts from paintings that specializes in the act of telling relatives tales, in addition to their content material and constitution. the method of telling relations tales is associated with crucial features of improvement, together with language acquisition, impact rules, and family members interplay styles. This ebook extends throughout conventional developmental psychology, character idea, and kin experiences.

Drawing commonly at the epigenetic framework for person improvement articulated by way of Erik Erikson, in addition to on conceptions of the relatives existence cycle, the editors assemble modern examples of mental examine on relatives tales and their implications for improvement and alter at diverse issues within the lifestyles path. The booklet is split into sections that concentrate on family members tales at varied issues within the lifestyles cycle, from early adolescence and the beginnings of narrative ability, via formative years, younger maturity, midlife, after which mature maturity and its intergenerational that means. in the course of each one of those sessions of the lifestyles cycle, study targeting person improvement inside of an Eriksonian framework of ego strengths and virtues is highlighted. The dynamic function of kinfolk tales can be featured right here, with paintings exploring the hyperlinks among kinfolk procedure, intergenerational attachment, and storytelling. Sociocultural theories that emphasize how such improvement is located within the wider cultural context also are featured in different chapters. This vast lifespan developmental concentration serves to combine the intriguing range of this paintings and foster extra questions and learn within the rising box of family members narrative.

The ebook is meant basically for researchers and advanced-level scholars within the fields of developmental and character psychology, in addition to these in kin experiences and in gerontology. it could even be of curiosity to these within the aiding professions who're serious about family members treatment and kinfolk concerns, and may--due to its content material and illustrative material--have entice a much wider industry of the lay public. The chapters are written in a effectively available variety and the analyses are awarded in a reasonably non-technical manner. simply because family members tales are charted around the lifespan, it'd be an appropriate spouse e-book to a extra conventional lifespan textbook in yes courses.

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Leapfrog” narratives leap around from event to event in a confusing fashion, and “impoverished” narratives have too few events to be described structurally. These are minimal narratives that provide little information. In comparison to the “classic” narrative provided by Cathy, Helen’s narrative about a virtually identical event is confusing. Although Helen orients the listener to important contextual information (where events occurred), she doesn’t develop the action or build her story around an evaluative high point or crisis event.

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Aging and biography: Explorations in adult development (pp. 77–99). New York: Springer. Pratt, M. , & Hilbers, S. (1998). A narrative approach to the study of moral orientation in the family: Tales of kindness and care. In E. E. Skoe & A. L. ), Personality development in adolescence: A cross-national and life span perspective (pp. 61–78). London: Routledge. Pratt, M. , Arnold, M. , & Filyer, R. (1999). Generativity and moral development as predictors of value socialization narratives for young persons across the adult lifespan: From lessons learned to stories shared.

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