Robin Fivush and Marshall Duke (Psychology
Department and MARIAL Center, Emory University)
Resiliency in Working Families
Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 3:00 p.m.
The ways in which families share stories about their lives both
creates and maintains historical and emotional cohesion. Through
telling stories about their individual experiences, as well
as co-constructing stories about their shared experiences, family
members participate in the creation of a family history which
serves as a base for both individual and family identity. In
this study, we examine family stories about emotionally positive
and negative events that the family has experienced, and provide
preliminary data suggesting that the ways in which families
co-construct these stories plays an important roles on the creation
and maintenance of family cohesion.
Robyn Fivush is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology
at Emory University. She received her Ph.D. at the City University
of New York in 1983 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University
of California, San Diego before joining the faculty at Emory
in 1984. Her research focuses on the emergence of autobiographical
memory in social and cultural context, and on relations among
memory, narratives and coping with traumatic experiences. She
has co-edited 5 books on memory and its development, co-authored
one book on gender development, and written numerous journal
articles and book chapters.
Marshall Duke is a Charles Howard Candler Professor
of personality and psychopathology at Emory University. Dr.
Duke received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1968. He
is a core faculty member of Emorys MARIAL center and was
head of the psychology department at Emory from 1994-1997. He
also served as the director for graduate training at Emory from
1988-1993. He is the author of six books and 65 articles.
The MARIAL Center
Emory West, 4th Floor, Room 415E
Open to the public
Refreshments will be served
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DIRECTIONS TO THE MARIAL CENTER
The MARIAL Center is located on the 4th floor of
the main building of Emory's Briarcliff Campus, 1256 Briarcliff
Rd. From the main campus, take North Decatur Road to Briarcliff
Road, turn left, and the Briarcliff Campus will be on your right.
There is ample parking close to the building. The Emory shuttle
(Route A) provides transportation from the main campus to the
MARIAL Center every 20 minutes. For the shortest travel time,
board the shuttle in front of the B. Jones Center near the entrance
to the B. Jones visitors' parking lot at approximately 4, 24,
and 44 minutes after each hour. A complete schedule and the route
map are available on the web at http://www.epcs.emory.edu/AltTransp/route-a.htm