Conversation is a continuous act of curating, connecting and analysing the events in our lives. How do we decide how we want to be seen?
We use narratives to make sense of the world. The simple act of having a conversation with someone else forces us to curate, connect and analyse the events of our own lives and in the world around us. How does this complex process take place, and what conscious and unconscious decisions are we making about who we are and who we want to be when we talk?
Professor Ann Phoenix is an expert in how psychological experiences and social processes are linked, particularly in young people building their social identity. She's joining us in The Garden to explore how the life stories we tell in the present about the past are influenced by our anticipation of the future, and how we all become experts in accomplishing this.
Anatomy & Identity