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Title: Narrative identity’s nomological network: Expanding and organizing assessment of the storied self
Authors: Dunlop, William L.
Issue Date: 8-Jul-2021
Publisher: PsychArchives
Abstract: The Life story, or narrative identity, is a psychosocial construction that brings together and integrates the self and experience within a broad story-based framework. Personality psychologists typically capture aspects of this inner story by prompting participants for descriptions of life chapters and/or specific and self-definitional autobiographical key scenes (e.g., high points, low points, turning points). Features of participants’ responses are then quantified for their thematic and/or structural content. There exists a number of additional and complementary assessment techniques that could buttress study of, and theory pertaining to, narrative identity. Here, I work to identify these assessments, which include self-reports, informant reports, and behavioral observations, and organize them within narrative identity’s nomological network. This work concludes with a number of suggestions for the ways in which traditional assessments may be better attuned to capture narrative identity’s integrative nature.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4389
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4961
Citation: Dunlop, W. L. (in press). Narrative identity’s nomological network: Expanding and organizing assessment of the storied self [Author accepted manuscript]. Personality Science. http://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4961
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