Studying contextualized goals and narratives: Observation or intervention?

Wendy Johnson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Dunlop has documented clearly that when people are asked to articulate goals and life narratives, they do this readily within broad social roles, tailoring the natures of the goals and details of the narratives to the demands and opportunities of the roles. This is what they do when requested, but is it what they do spontaneously in their lives? If they do, does it matter to those lives, and how? Do goals and life narratives articulated upon request represent observations of contextualized personality or interventions that affect psychological content?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2015


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