‘Autopsychography’ as a Form of Self-Narrative Inquiry

Yanyue Yuan & Richard Hickman
In this paper, we propose ‘autopsychography’ as a form of self-narrative inquiry. Autopsychography seeks to track the shaping of creative paths when reflecting on lived experience as opposed to simply reporting what happened. We illustrate four major theoretical implications underpinning this concept: its rootedness in humanistic psychology that frames the human subject as the ‘whole person’; its commitment to an ethic of caring; its emphasis on ‘change’ and ‘growth’, core to educative experience; and its...
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