Index to Essays on Memory Writers Network
Use this index to find articles about memoirs and memoir writing throughout the Memory Writers Network blog. This list is in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent posting and working back to earlier ones.
Memoirs Popularize Important Psychology Lessons
From my series inspired by Rachel Pruchno’s Surrounded by Madness, here are six psychology lessons available from this memoir.
Psychology Lesson #1: Developmental Psychology: A well organized mind is a prerequisite for adulthood
Psychology Lesson #2: First Person Writing Offers a Window into Being Human
Six Psychology Lessons In This Memoir (continued)
More lessons from Rachel Pruchno’s Surrounded by Madness
Psychology Lesson #3: Adolescent mental health care
Psychology Lesson #4: Inadequate response to broken minds. Unlimited response to broken laws.
Psychology Lesson #5: Health of the family versus the identified patient
Psychology Lesson #6: Nature versus Nurture: Unless Otherwise Demonstrated, It’s Probably Mom’s Fault
What Lessons Can You Learn by Reading Memoirs
Memoirs set my mind on fire with three benefits every bit as pleasing as a powerful literary experience. They teach me how to relate to the unique experience of someone different from me. They teach me the lessons that person learned. And they give me insights into how to turn life into story.
The Story-of-self Matures in the Memoir Revolution
In Paige Strickland’s memoir, Akin to the Truth, after an adopted child discovers her biological family, she must make important adjustments to her story of self. Take the journey with her in this memoir and learn, not just about, but about a new era of interest in the story-of-self.