34.Slides - Another way of conceptualizing the self The...

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Another way of conceptualizing the “self” The self as the stories (narratives) we tell about ourselves What is the most memorable thing that has ever happened to you? How do you tell the story about this event? Have you changed the ways in which you’ve told this story over time? How has this event defined your idea of who you are?
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“We are all teller of tales, and we seek to provide our scattered and often confusing experiences with a sense of coherence by arranging the episodes of our lives. Starting in late adolescence, we manufacture our dramatic personal myths by selectively mining some experiences and neglecting or forgetting others.” ~Dan McAdams
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“You’re more than the star and author of your own life story. You’re also the spin master. How you tell your tale reveals whether you see yourself as victim or victor, even when your story veers from the life you lived.” ~Dan McAdams
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Background Most of our significant (or emotional) experiences are told to others
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2010 for the course SOP 3004 taught by Professor Champers during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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