This volume reflects on the place of narrative interpretation inlife course developmental theory. Featuring exciting chapters bythe leading figures in narrative psychology, it provides insightson the narrative character in early childhood, adolescence,emerging adulthood, midlife, and old age.
Read together, the chapters form a comprehensive description ofnarrative's origins in childhood conversations and themultiple uses that narrative is used as lives unfold overdevelopmental and historical time. A touchstone text in humandevelopment, it is a way for psychologists to rethink theirapproach to development through the lens of a narrative perspectivethat is sensitive to interpretation and context in humanlives.
This is the 145th volume in this Jossey-Bass series NewDirections for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission isto provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edgeissues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on aspecific new direction or research topic and is edited by expertsfrom that field.