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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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VIEIRA, André Guirland  and  HENRIQUES, Margarida Rangel. Narrative construction of identity. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.1, pp.163-170. ISSN 0102-7972.

This paper aims to present the narrative construction of the self and the identity from the perspective of Vygotsky's Socio-historical Psychology. It also shows the development of narrative construction in Cultural Psychology, particularly in the writings of Jerome Bruner up to contemporary authors, highlighting the work of Hubert Hermans, Dan McAdams, Tilmann Habermas and Robyn Fivush. The concept of the narrative self appears as a development of the narrative paradigm and as an important contribution to the study of the internalization of higher psychological functions and to the understanding of the construction of the socio-historical subject. The identity as a space for the construction of the psychological subject seems to be a privileged place where we can observe the development of the narrative paradigm in terms of negotiation of meaning between biographical events and the individual.

Keywords : Narrative; identity; dialogical self; life stories.

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