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Author Komatsu, Koji, author.

Title Meaning-making for living : the emergence of the presentational self in children's everyday dialogues / Koji Komatsu.

Publication Info. Cham, Switzerland : Springer Open, 2019.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK Springer    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 144 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SpringerBriefs in psychology, SpringerBriefs in theoretical advances in psychology
SpringerBriefs in psychology. SpringerBriefs in theoretical advances in psychology.
Access Open access. GW5XE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 18, 2019).
Contents Chapter 1. Who Can Know My Self? A New Look Into Psychological Inquiries Into the Self -- Chapter 2. Self as Gestalt Quality -- Chapter 3. Selves Emerging in Meaning Construction: An Analysis of Mother-Child Conversation from a Semiotic Perspective -- Chapter 4. Rethinking the Frameworks of Psychology: What the Self Was and What it Was Not in Developmental Psychology -- Chapter 5. Construction of Selves Through Written Stories -- Chapter 6. Reunion With Others: Foundations of the Presentational Self in Daily Lives -- Chapter 7. The Visibility of the Invisible: What Propels Meaning Construction in Our Lives -- Chapter 8. The Dialectic Dynamics of Same Non-Same and Human Development -- Chapter 9. The Presentational Self and Meaning Construction in Our Lives -- References -- Commentary 1: An Original Contribution with Great Potential -- Commentary 2: Children Emerging Laughingly Through Dialogue.
Summary This Open Access Brief analyzes the dynamics in which children's selves emerge through their everyday activities of meaning construction, both in their relationships with family and within school education. It begins with a discussion of new psychological inquiries into children's selves and builds upon the innovative theoretical notion of the Presentational Self, developed by the author over the last decade. The book illustrates how the observation of children's meaning construction in their everyday lives becomes a starting point for theoretical and empirical inquiries into child development and gives a framework that promotes new inquiries in this area. The book describes the Presentational Self Theory as a sense of how the notion of the Self is being worked upon in everyday life encounters. Chapters feature in-depth analyses of exchanges between adults and children in the Japanese cultural context. Meaning-Making for Living will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the fields of cognitive, social, developmental, educational, and cultural psychology.
Local Note SpringerLink Springer Nature Open Access eBooks
Subject Child psychology.
Cultural psychiatry.
Child psychology. (OCoLC)fst00854540
Cultural psychiatry. (OCoLC)fst00885048
Self. (OCoLC)fst01111441
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Komatsu, Koji. Meaning-making for living. Cham, Switzerland : Springer Open, 2019 3030199258 9783030199258 (OCoLC)1096517475
ISBN 9783030199265 (electronic bk.)
3030199266 (electronic bk.)
9783030199258 (print)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-030-19926-5 doi
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