Re-storying the Lives of At-Risk Youth: A Case Study Approach

  • M. Kyle Matsuba
  • Gavin Elder
  • Franca Petrucci
  • Kevin S. Reimer
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)


Psychologists have long been interested in the self and its development . In more recent times, the study of self has taken a narrative turn. Works from McAdams , MacIntyre , and Chandler, Lalonde, Sokol, and Hallett have emphasized the importance of a narrative representation of the self and have linked specific features of the development and organization of these narratives to an assortment of psychological outcomes. Our interest in narratives began when we started listening to the life stories of moral exemplars . What became apparent was that moral exemplars’ narratives were not only filled with commendable good deeds, but that the stories were also highly integrated and coherent, thus impressing upon the reader a sense of self-unity.


Sexual Abuse Latent Semantic Analysis Life Story Future Goal Narrative Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kyle Matsuba
    • 1
  • Gavin Elder
    • 2
  • Franca Petrucci
    • 3
  • Kevin S. Reimer
    • 4
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentKwantlen Polytechnic UniversitySurreyCanada
  2. 2.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  3. 3.Future CentsPrince GeorgeCanada
  4. 4.Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA

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