The Psychology of Life Stories [F-19-47]
|Location:||SUNY: Maxcy 104|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:00 PM 10/11|
What do we know when we know a person? What is it that makes any of us unique - assuming that everyone is measurably different from anyone else? One way to think about personality is through the narrative approach – we develop our identity and create meaning through the construction of life stories. In this course, we’ll talk about the overall purpose of life stories, highlight several of the relevant scenes that we use to craft them, discuss important themes that run through these narratives, and think about how our interpretations of our own personal histories make us who we are.
Jim Fryer is an Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Potsdam. His teaching and research interests focus on various aspects of personality (who we are) and motivation (why we do the things we do).