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How the stories we tell about ourselves and others shape who we are
Robyn Fivush Ph.D.
Helping young people create stories of ways in which they have successfully faced adversity builds resilience.
Shared storytelling lowers cortisol, raises oxytocin, helps us manage stress, and increases empathy, according to new research.
Those who are able to process and narrate pandemic experiences in more reflective and elaborated detail, may emerge from pandemic life with resilience and self-understanding.
From the story of their birth on, girls and women tell and keep stories differently than boys and men.
Perhaps it is time for us to sit down with someone with whom we may disagree and share some stories.
This holiday season, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of stories.
This holiday season, we may have to be in our individual Zoom rooms, but we can still create something meaningful, and sustaining through family stories.
When children learn stories of hope from their families, they can connect to larger stories. And, then, they can change the world.
Stories from the past can help the young generation understand that the present does not define them but, rather, their future stories are still to be written.
Telling your story is an important skill; listening to others’ stories is a lifelong process of understanding yourself and others.
Our stories help us make sense of our lives, give us hope that we will sustain and overcome, and help us predict a better future.
I don’t know what the future will bring. But this I do know: If the world is in the hands of today’s students, I am optimistic.
What do family stories have to do with keeping safe today and tomorrow? You might be surprised.
Storytelling is an important and meaningful family tradition, especially around the holidays. How do we tell stories that matter?
If your children only knew one or two stories about your life, what stories would you want those to be and why?
When parents post about their children on social media, they create a narrative identity for their child. But whose identity is it?
Exploring how identities are created and understood through family storytelling.
As we each mark transitions, both academic and personal, the power of stories to create communities and empower students is more important than ever
Remembering our loved ones through stories helps us heal and bonds our families and friends together in times of grief.
Adolescents who know stories about their parents’ teenage difficulties and challenges show higher self-esteem and resilience.
Open and validating conversations about disputed family experiences can be an important part of the healing process.
A "booster shot" of self-affirmation at the start of the academic year can have amazing effects on student accomplishment.
This Mother’s Day, honor all your mothers by asking for their stories. Asking for their stories is your gift to them; sharing their stories is their gift to you.
Marcus Garvey said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
Family stories bind us together and define who we are as a family. Whether you are 7 or 70, it is never too early or too late to start sharing family stories.
Through storytelling, we better understand the human experience, learn what is important and valuable in our lives
Collective family storytelling helps parents and adolescents learn about each other and themselves
Christmas can be a difficult time for those who have served. Sharing their stories is a way to honor their sacrifice.
Family stories bring families together, and really, isn’t that what we all hope to be thankful for?
"Do You Know...?" questions are one way to tell family stories and begin a tradition of sharing more.
Robyn Fivush, Ph.D. is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Developmental Psychology at Emory University and the director of the Family Narratives Lab.