Category Archives: Narrative Psychology

Narrative Psychology: To Know Oneself

We all have certain fundamental broad-stroke mental traits such as Reason, Initiative, and Skepticism. As individuals, we use the full spectrum of these tools to try and solve our problems. But when we get together in groups, we quickly self-organize … Continue reading

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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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