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Unformatted text preview: Training in MBSR Pre­post (6 weeks later) – Greater left hemisphere lateralization – Greater immune reaction to flu shot Fredrickson, 2008 Fredrickson, 2008 • Loving kindness exercises for members of organization – Greater boosts in happiness – Stronger relationships – Enhanced vagal tone – Dose like response Narrative Narrative • Freud: dream analysis, in depth narrative, and catharsis (insight) • Literary Studies (Harold Bloom): Shakespeare invented awareness of self, • narrated identity Jerome Bruner, 1986: Meaning Making mind – Two modalities of thought: • Scientific, rationale, linear • Narrative, stories • Scripts (Tomkins, Schank) – Knowledge is represented in story like structures • Going to restaurant, first date, wedding, adolescence • Possible selves (Hazel Markus) – We have many stories about who we will become – More possible selves, more resistant to stress Self as Narrative (McAdams, 2008) Self as Narrative (McAdams, 2008) • • • Self = many things: propositions, images, beliefs, memories, feelings Self as narrative Tell to integrate conflicts, goals – – – – E.g., between self­interest, compassion Justice versus conventionality Duty and freedom Individual and society – – – – – Settings Characters Plot twists, turns Themes Vivid images, events • Often involve redemption, connection to those who suffer • Contents Reflection Reflection • If your life is a novel, what is the book jacket version of your story? • What would the chapters be? • What would critical motifs or conflicts? Sources of Narratives: Parents Sources of Narratives: Parents • Parents – Bedtime stories, dinnertime conversations, tales from work… – Narratives about our place in the world • Capps and Agorophobia – Studied dinnertime conversations of family of mom with agorophobia – Agorophobia passed from mom to child through narratives of outside world, and lack of agency and threat there – Narratives about morality (Dunn, Baumrind) • Inductive, authoritarian, laissez faire reasoning • Inductive parenting tells stories about harm, conflict • Inductive parenting predicts better social adjustment, well­being, increased empathy, moral development (Dunn) Sources of Narratives: In rituals Sources of Narratives: In rituals • Scheff: social rituals embody narratives – Weddings, funerals, proms, Thanksgiving, liturgies • Eating dinner together (Carter, 2010) – Children have fewer de...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 162 taught by Professor Keltner during the Spring '12 term at Berkeley.

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