Accès public à partir du 8 déc. 2018
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Memory in life transitions

Zittoun, Tania

In: Handbook of memory and culture, 2018, p. 209-236

This chapter explores the transformation of autobiographical memory in life transitions. To do so, it proposes a model of autobiographical memory as an oriented sociocultural act, whereby the person imaginatively distances herself from past experiences to produce a meaningful discourse on her past. This model is applied to the development of autobiographical memory during adolescence, a crucial...

Accès public à partir du 7 févr. 2019
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Family, Boundaries and Transformation. The International Mobility of Professionals and Their Families

Cangia, Flavia ; Levitan, Déborah ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Migration Letters, 2018, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 17-31

Two dominant images of migrant professionals, also known as “expats”, have long been common, in the social sciences: on the one hand, they were described as super-mobile individuals, who easily move between places with no time frame in mind, with the openness to engage with diversity; on the other hand, more recent studies challenged the idea of “expat” cosmopolitanism, and investigated...

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Meaning and Change in Psychotherapy

Zittoun, Tania

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2011, vol. 45, no. 3, p. 325-334

Starting from two accounts of psychological change in therapeutic settings, based respectively on the analysis of metaphors (Faccio et al. 2011, this issue) and on transformative moments in self narratives (Ribeiro and Gonçalves 2011, this issue), this paper examines core processes of psychological change. Drawing on sociocultural psychology, the paper first argues that core processes of change...

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Using Resources: Conceptualizing the Mediation and Reflective Use of Tools and Signs

Gillespie, Alex ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture & Psychology, 2010, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 37-62

The idea that culture comprises resources that are used has become a popular means to re-conceptualize the culture—agency antinomy. However, the theorization of using resources is fragmented. The present article reviews several attempts to theorize resources, arguing that there has been too much focus upon the resources themselves, while the notion of use has been neglected. Focusing upon mode...

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The Metaphor of the Triangle in Theories of Human Development

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex ; Cornish, Flora ; Psaltis, Charis

In: Human Development, 2007, vol. 50, no. 4, p. 208-229

Developmental psychologists have a long history of using triangle metaphors to conceptualise the social constitution of psychological development. In this paper, we present a genealogy of triadic theories, to clarify their origins, distinctions between them, and to identify key themes for theoretical development. The analysis identifies three core triangle models in the developmental literature....