Revealing the Inner Worlds of Young Children: The MacArthur Story Stem Battery and Parent-Child…

Hardcover | September 10, 2003

EditorRobert N. Emde, Dennis P. Wolf, David Oppenheim

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This book reports the work of a 20-year collaboration between a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and developmental scientists who have created and investigated a new tool to elicit and analyze children's narratives. This tool is the MacArthur Story Stem Battery, a systematic collection ofstory beginnings that are referred to as 'stems.' These stems are designed to elicit information from children about their representational worlds. This method is particularly exciting because using it allows developmental psychologists and others to gain information directly from children abouttheir emotional states and what they are able to understand, and in turn, to use this information to explore significant emotional differences among children. This work will appeal to researchers and practitioners in developmental and clinical psychology.

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This book reports the work of a 20-year collaboration between a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and developmental scientists who have created and investigated a new tool to elicit and analyze children's narratives. This tool is the MacArthur Story Stem Battery, a systematic collection ofstory beginnings that are referred to as 's...

Robert N. Emde is at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dennis P. Wolfe is at Clark University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 6.3 × 9.49 × 1.18 inPublished:September 10, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Robert N. Emde: Early Narratives: A Window to the Child's Inner World2. Dennis P. Wolf: Narratives of Emotional Experience: Their Nature and Development3. Inge Bretherton and David Oppenheim: The MacArthur Story Stem Battery: Development, Administration, Reliability, Validity and Reflections about Meaning4. JoAnn L. Robinson and Linda Mantz-Simmons: The MacArthur Narrative Coding System: One Approach to Highlighting Affective Meaning-making in the MacArthur Story Stem Battery5. Susan L. Warren: Narrative Emotion Coding System6. Kai von Klitzing, Kim Kelsay, and Robert N. Emde: The Structure of Five-Year- Old Children's Play Narratives within the MacArthur Story Stem Methodology7. Nazan Aksan and H. H. Goldsmith: Temperament and Guilt Representations in Children's Narratives8. David Oppenheim: Children's Emotional Resolution of MSSB Narratives: Relations with Child Behavior Problems and Parental Psychological Distress9. Miriam Steele, Howard Steele, Matthew Woolgar, Susan Yabsley, Peter Fonagy, Dannie Johnson and Carla Croft: An Attachment Perspective on Children's Emotion Narratives: Links across Generations10. Eva Appelman and Dennie Palmer Wolf: Emotional Apprenticeships: The Development of Affect Regulation During the Pre-School Years11. Robert B. Clyman: Portrayals in Maltreated Children's Play Narratives: Representations or Emotion Regulation?12. Susan L. Warren: Narratives in Risk and Clinical Populations13. Jill Hodges, Miriam Steele, Saul Hillman, and Kaye Henderson: Mental Representations and Defences in Severely Maltreated Children: A Story Stem Battery and Rating System for Clinical Assessment and Research Applications14. Christine Gertsch Bettens, Nicolas Favez, and Daniel N. Stern: The Mother-Child Co-Construction of an Event Lived by the Preschool Child: The Role of the Mother's Knowledge of "What Happened"15. Nicolas Favez: Patterns of Maternal Affect Regulation During the Co-Construction of Preschoolers Autobiographical Narratives16. R. Landau, Y. Eshel V. Kipnis, and M. Ben-Aaron: Relationships and Interactions of Mothers and Metaplot with Three-Year-Old Kibbutz Children in Two Functional Contexts17. Nina Koren-Karie, David Oppenheim, Zipi Haimovich, and Ayelet Etzion-Carasso: Dialogues of Seven-Year-Olds with Their Mothers about Emotional Events: Development of a Typology18. Ora Aviezer: Affective Meaning Making among Young Peers in Narrative Co-Constructions

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"The Battery is a systematic group of story beginnings enacted in play that a consortium of researchers in psychology from Israel, the US, Britain, Switzerland, and Canada has developed as a new tool for eliciting a narrative that can reveal vivid aspects of a young child's inner world. Theydescribe the approach, present case studiesand suggest how clinicians can use and adopt it." -SciTech.