Category Archives: Narrative Psychology

Narrative Psychology: How memories work – an example

Narrative Psychology: How memories work – an example Something I posted today on my Facebook page: What a magnificent mountain morning. The air is clear, crisp and clean from several days of thunderstorms. Temperature was 40 degrees when we woke … Continue reading

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What if…

A thought exercise for writers: What if you could be genetically altered to be happy in a miserable life? Would you do it? Having had a number of private responses to this post in other venues, I offer the following: … Continue reading

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The 15 Cent Happiness Fix

People often shoot themselves in the foot, and so do characters. There’s a narrative reason for it. Happened to me today, but THIS time I dodged my own bullet. Here’s how I stopped following that storyline – something you can … Continue reading

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The “Story Mind” Concept

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Origins of the “Story Mind”

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A Story is an Argument (Annotated)

http://storymindguru.com/dramatica-unplugged/mp4/1-3%20A%20Story%20is%20an%20Argument.mp4 A Story is an Argument In the last lesson we learned how the most simple form of audience manipulation is for an author to tell a tale, such as a fairy tale or cautionary tale in which a statement … Continue reading

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Using Dramatica in Real World Psychological Analysis

Recently, a Dramatica user sent me a series of questions about the potential use of Dramatica in real world psychological analysis. Here’s his questions and my responses: Question: If StoryMind is a model of a human mind trying to resolve … Continue reading

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