THE NARRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY: A WAY TO CRATE A TRANS-CULTURAL WRITING IN SCHOOL
Lecocq, G., Socit Franaise de Psychologie, France
Cultures transmit to children and youth, knowledge of typical patterns of relationships in myths, takes and legends. They create consensual symbols that refer to objects and events, beliefs and intentions, memories and fantasies. Trough these consensual symbols, the writing of his own life story seems to express some personals symbols often close to a trans- cultural life story. The main purpose of this communication will be to explain how a narrative psychology allows a focusing attention on the relations, which exist between personal and consensual symbols. So, when a human being is able to write the meaning of his inwardness, it seems that a gap is reducing between his self and his ego. When this human being is able to communicate the meaning of his inwardness, it seems that a gap is reducing between his ego and the alter. A written text is more than a vehicle for communication with others. It is also a vehicle for expanding and transforming self-knowledge, ego-knowledge and alterity-knowledge. The narrative psychology is a way to create in school a trans-cultural writing. The psychology of writing have something to learn from the narrative psychology.