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ERIC Number: EJ917991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Integrating Self and Experience in Narrative as a Route to Adolescent Identity Construction
Pasupathi, Monisha; Weeks, Trisha L.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n131 p31-43 Spr 2011
The authors outline the concept of self-event relations and propose that adolescents accomplish narrative identity construction in part by building relations between self and experience as they tell stories about their lives. They outline different types of self-event relations and consider how they contribute to building a sense of identity. They then examine the likely developmental trajectory of self-event relations from childhood through adolescence. Finally, the authors consider the importance of conversational narration in allowing expert adults, especially parents, to help adolescents acquire skills in constructing self-event relations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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