ERIC Number: ED239159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-22
Reference Count: 0
Guided Autobiography: An Approach to Human Development.
Hateley, B. J.
This paper, written for counselors and educators, describes a course in guided autobiography (a self-narrative which is structured around important life themes such as family, work, health, love and death) and its role in developmental psychology. A description of the course which is structured around three components, lectures, writing assignments, and small group discussions, is provided. The lectures focus on psychological concepts and theories and literary techniques, tools, and styles. Weekly writing assignments focus on a specific theme through sensitizing, stimulating questions. Small group discussions, which take place the last hour of class, provide for reflection on the writing assignments through supportive feedback and self-analysis. The role of guided autobiography in developmental psychology, life metaphor, and life review, and the uses and adaptation of guided autobiography in a variety of settings are discussed. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Guided Autobiography; Life Review
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (35th, Boston, MA, November 19-23, 1982).