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November 1, 2022

PSY 444 Story in Psychology: Narrative Perspectives on Human Behavior

Instructor: Vincent W. Hevern, SJ, Ph.D.

MWF 2:30-3:20 PM GH 404

Fall 2022
Schedule of Classes & Assignments

Note: "McAdams" under assignments refers to our 2015 text and the pages you need to have read.
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Week
Day
Date Topics
 Assignments
1 Mo Aug 29
Class 01 Schola brevis: Personal introductions, overview of the course,
 
  We Aug 31
Class 02 Orientation & Introduction
 

Fr Sep 02
Class 03 The Nature of Narrative: An Overview of McAdam's Model
McAdams, pp. 1-11
The Contemporary World & Narrative in Psychology
2 Mo Sep 05
Class 04  Models of the Human Person
  • I wlll distribute notes for this class as we begin.
Henriques: Tree of Knowledge System {W}
  We Sep 07
Class 05 Models of the Human Person (cont'd)

Fr Sep 09
Class 06 Humans: Becoming an Actor (I)
McAdams, Chs. 1-2,  pp. 15-72
3 Mo Sep 12
Class 07 Stories in the Contemporary World from a Psychological Perspective
  We Sep 14
Class 08 Narrative & Media; Preparing a Seminar Topic


Fr Sep 16
Class 09 Humans: Becoming an Actor (II) McAdams, Chs. 3-4, pp. 73-136
Foundations of the Narrative Perspective in Psychology: 19th & 20th Centuries
4 Mo Sep 19
Class 10 The Rise of Modernity & Psychology Graphic
  We Sep 21
Class 11 William James & Sigmund Freud


Fr Sep 23
Class 12 TBA
--> Seminar/Presentation Topic due

5 Mo Sep 26
Class 13 Psychological Research: The Standard Model

  We Sep 28
Class 14 Dissenting from the Standard Model of Psychology

Fr Sep 30
Class 15 Humans: Becoming an Agent (I)
McAdams, Ch. 5, pp. 139-169

6 Mo Oct 03
Class 16 Bruner: From Cognitive Theory to Narrative

  We Oct 05
Class 17 Dramaturgy I: Erving Goffman   Sarbin & Narrative Psychology Hevern: Roles

Fr Oct 07
Class 18 Dramaturgy II: Sarbin cont'd

Narrative Inquiry: Methods of Research & Application
7 Mo
Oct 10
FALL BREAK: NO CLASS


We Oct 12
Class 19 Narrative Inquiry (Methods of Research) I Capturing Our Conversations & Methods of Studying Narratives Josh's Diary
  Fr Oct 14
Class 20 Narrative Inquiry (Methods of Research) II Analyzing Big Stories

8
Mo Oct 17
Class 21 Narrative Inquiry (Methods of Research) III


We Oct 19
Class 22 Narrative Inquiry (Methods of Research) IV
MLK's Dream Speech
  Fr Oct 21
Class 23 Humans: Becoming an Agent (II)

2-page Outline of Presentation due
Mid-term "take home" will be distributed today
McAdams, Ch 6-7, pp. 170-235
Narrative Identity: Autobiography & Memory
9 Mo Oct 24
Class 24  Becoming an Author: The Stories We Live By
McAdams, Ch. 8, pp. 239-270
  We Oct 26
Class 25 cont'd


Fr Oct 28
Class 26 Becoming an Author: Generative Lives, Redemptive Life Stories
McAdams, Ch. 9 pp. 271-301
10 Mo Oct 31
Class 27 Autobiographical Memory I

  We Nov 02
Class 28 Autobiographical Memory II
Mid-term "take home" due today


Fr Nov 04
Class 29: The Sense of an Ending Final Chapters in Human Lives

McAdams, Ch. 10, pp. 302-320
Student Presentations
11 Mo Nov 07
Class 30 Consultation RH 222 Library Research


We Nov 09
Class 31 Consultation RH 222 Library Research


Fr Nov 11
Class 32 Consultation RH 222 Library Research
12 Mo Nov 14
Class 33 SR Effect of Mental Illness upon Identity


We Nov 16
Class 34 RK Religious Conversion Experiences from a Psychological Perspective

Fr
Nov 18
Class 35 HL * Experience of Mothers on Welfare Assistance & NK  Perception of Eating Disorders in Society (to 3:45)
13
Mo
Nov 21
Class 36 AB Cerebral Palsy: Medicine & Narrative & KC Obesity within a Narrative Framework (to 3:45)

Write-up of Narrative Reflective Exercise due today


We
Nov 23
THANKSGIVING BREAK: NO CLASS


Fr
Nov 25
THANKSGIVING BREAK: NO CLASS
14 Mo Nov 28
Class 37 SAJ Treating Middle Eastern Adolescents & Adults for Depression & CV Criminals After Incarceration (to 3:45)
  We Nov 30
Class 38 MM Teenage Drug Addiction & Social Influence

Fr Dec 02
Class 39 NM Social Media & Adolescent Life & MCC Narratives of Those Affected by Divorce
15
Mo
Dec 05
Class 40 JN Life Post-Treatment for Young Adults with Cancer


We Dec 07
Class 41 TBA


Fr Dec 09
Class 42 Last Class: Reflection on the Themes of the Course

 Semester Examinations
Mon, Dec 12

Tue, Dec 13

Wed, Dec 14
Student Presentation Papers Due by 5:00 PM
Thu, Dec 15

Fri, Dec 16