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Title The art and science of reminiscing : theory, research, methods, and applications / edited by Barbara K. Haight, Jeffrey D. Webster
Published Washington, D.C. : Taylor & Francis, ©1995


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 323 pages) : illustrations
Contents THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMINISCING: Theory, Research, Methods, and Applications; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword: The Life Review; Preface; Part 1: Theory; Chapter 1 An Integrated Review of Reminiscence; Data Collection; Scholarly Discussion (Theory); Research; Methods; Applications; Summary; Appendix; Chapter 2 The Processes of Adaptive Reminiscences; Taxonomy of Reminiscence; Adaptive Processes of Reminiscence; Conclusions; Chapter 3 Reminiscing as a Process of Social Construction; Philosophy of History; Social Construction of Memories
Chapter 4 A Conceptual Model of Socialization and Agentic Trait Factors That Mediate the Development of Reminiscence Styles and Their Health OutcomesThe Model; Discussion; Conclusion; Chapter 5 The Individual's Life History as a Formative Experience to Aging; Purpose of the Present Study; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; Part 2: Research; Chapter 6 Reminiscence and the Oldest Old; The Georgia Centenarian Study; Frequency and Uses of Reminiscence; The Life Review; Memories and Future Ambitions; Conclusion; Chapter 7 Adult Age Differences in Reminiscence Functions; Method; Results
DiscussionConclusion; Chapter 8 A Qualitative Look at Reminiscing: Using the Autobiographical Memory Coding Tool; Measurement by Content Analysis; Using the Autobiographical Memory Coding Tool; Discussion; Conclusion; Chapter 9 An Exploratory Analysis of the Content and Structure of the Life Review; Background and Introduction; Life Events; Integrative Complexity and Life Events; Objectives of the Present Study; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; Chapter 10 Group Reminiscence: Evaluating Short- and Long-Term Effects; Study 1: Why Community Residents Participate in Reminiscence
Study 2: Effects of a Reminiscence Intervention on the Cognitively ImpairedStudy 3: Reminiscence in a Nursing Home; Study 4: Maintenance and Implications of Therapeutic Effects; Conclusion; Part 3: Methods; Chapter 11 Themes and Props: Adjuncts for Reminiscence Therapy Groups; Themes; Props; Guidelines; Conclusion; Chapter 12 Method and Uses of the Guided Autobiography; The Method; Overview of the Process; Guiding Themes; The Group Process; The Group and Its Facilitator; Problematic Circumstances in the Group Process; Benefits of Participation; Research
Special Applications of Guided AutobiographyConclusion; Appendix; Chapter 13 The Linchpins of a Successful Life Review: Structure, Evaluation, and Individuality; Life Review; Linchpins of the Life Review; Research Background; Testing the Process; Conclusion; Appendix; Chapter 14 Finding Common Ground and Mutual Social Support Through Reminiscing and Telling One's Story; Key Concepts; The Need; Possible Methods to Encourage Telling One's Story; Encouraging Telling One's Story Among Elders; Illustration of an Empowering Method to Encourage Telling One's Story -- Conclusion
Summary Although recognition of reminiscing as a potentially adaptive process can be traced back over 30 years to the seminal work of Robert Butler as discussed in the Foreword, there has been little effort to consolidate the work and paint a complete picture of reminiscing as an entity. Here, reminiscing is presented as a multi-disciplinary topic, examining the theory of, and research on, reminiscing. The book also discusses the different ways of conducting life-review interviews and explores therapeutic applications.; Contributors to this book, many of whom are pioneers and leading figures in the fi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-313) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Reminiscing.
Reminiscing in old age.
Autobiographical memory.
Recollection (Psychology)
Reminiscing in old age
Mental Recall
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Memory Improvement.
Recollection (Psychology)
Autobiographical memory
Reminiscing in old age
Form Electronic book
Author Haight, Barbara K.
Webster, Jeffrey D. (Jeffrey Dean)
ISBN 9781134937585