Michael W. Pratt, Barbara H. Fiese's Family Stories and the Life Course: Across Time and PDF

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 makes a speciality of the act of telling family members tales, in addition to their content material and constitution. the method of telling family members tales is associated with valuable elements of improvement, together with language acquisition, have an effect on legislation, and relatives interplay styles. This publication extends throughout conventional developmental psychology, character conception, and family members reviews.

Drawing greatly at the epigenetic framework for person improvement articulated via Erik Erikson, in addition to on conceptions of the relatives lifestyles cycle, the editors compile modern examples of mental study on kin tales and their implications for improvement and alter at various issues within the lifestyles path. The ebook is split into sections that target kinfolk tales at assorted issues within the existence cycle, from early early life and the beginnings of narrative ability, via youth, younger maturity, midlife, after which mature maturity and its intergenerational which means. in the course of every one of those classes of the lifestyles cycle, study targeting person improvement inside an Eriksonian framework of ego strengths and virtues is highlighted. The dynamic function of kinfolk tales can also be featured right here, with paintings exploring the hyperlinks among relations method, intergenerational attachment, and storytelling. Sociocultural theories that emphasize how such improvement is located within the wider cultural context also are featured in numerous chapters. This large lifespan developmental concentration serves to combine the fascinating variety of this paintings and foster extra questions and examine within the rising box of relations narrative.

The publication is meant essentially for researchers and advanced-level scholars within the fields of developmental and character psychology, in addition to these in kinfolk experiences and in gerontology. it could actually even be of curiosity to these within the supporting professions who're keen on relatives treatment and relatives concerns, and may--due to its content material and illustrative material--have attract a much wider marketplace of the lay public. The chapters are written in a with no trouble available sort 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 publication to a extra conventional lifespan textbook in definite courses.

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Helen’s mother was very concerned about her daughter providing the context for the events that were being talked about, and her conversation was Wlled with questions about who, where, when, why, and what object. Cathy’s mother, although she also asked questions about context, was relatively more concerned about the action of the events being related, that is, what happened. The ratio of questions that request context information from their daughters versus questions requesting information about action is 2.

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