12. Narrative Psychology

  1. David Harper2 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson3
  1. Michael Murray and
  2. Sally Sargeant

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch12

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

How to Cite

Murray, M. and Sargeant, S. (2011) Narrative Psychology, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 3

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Keele University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663738

Online ISBN: 9781119973249

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Keywords:

  • narrative psychology;
  • narrative psychology, that in everyday life - people, organizing interpretations of reality as narratives;
  • Mishler's classic work on Research Interviewing;
  • Bruner's Actual Minds, Possible Worlds - paradigmatic and narrative, forms of thinking;
  • narrative psychology, derived - from hermeneutic phenomenological tradition, of Heideigger and Gadamer;
  • narrative, of central importance - in understanding identity;
  • narrative interview - not formally a therapy session, also therapeutic;
  • collaborative process of narrative making - part of participatory research project;
  • Habermas and Bluck (2002), characterizing narrative - coherence types, temporal, thematic, casual and biographical;
  • narrative research, and value - actively engaging participants, in research process

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Description of Method

  • Historical Origins and Influences

  • Key Epistemological Assumptions

  • Types of Research Questions

  • Sorts of Data

  • Involvement of Research Participants

  • Details of Using Method

  • Quality Issues

  • “Evidence” and Policy

  • Recent Developments

  • References