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.
How we think about who we are and how that intersect with our bodies, brains and biology is the subject of discussion today. But has this always been the case? Are there blurred lines between anatomy & identity we should be exploring?
1 Is the human brain pink, blue or fifty shades of grey matter?
2 How do the stories we tell shape who we are?
3 How does where you grow up impact who you become?
4 Is our anatomy our destiny?
5 What can animals teach us about sex?
6 What can animals teach us about identity?
7 How do conjoined twins challenge our view of identity?
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