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October 25, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Freer House 2nd Floor Conference Room | Map
71 E. Ferry
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

Dr. Fivush will provide a theoretical introduction to the sociocultural developmental theory of autobiographical memory, and describe programmatic research demonstrating individual differences in family reminiscing in relation to multiple child outcomes, including a sense of self, an understanding of others, and emotion regulation skills. Dr. Fivush will extend this theoretical framework into adolescence, and show how intergenerational narratives, narratives of parents’ and grandparents’ experiences before the children we born, influence adolescents’ developing sense of self and well-being. Implications for sharing family stories across development will be discussed.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

1. To define narrative identity within a sociocultural developmental framework.

2. To understand how variability in early family reminiscing helps shape children’s developing sense of self and well-being.

3. To understand how personal narratives are situated within larger family intergenerational narratives in ways that influence personal well-being, and how this process may be gendered.

For more information about this event, please contact Caitlin Lyons at 3136642500 or