Dawn of Memories: The Meaning of Early Recollections in Life

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2013 - Psychology - 195 pages
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Dawn of Memories is a journey into the realm of early recollections of childhood and a search for the meaning of the remembrances. Since 1895, first memories have been a subject of hundreds of investigations around the world. The age of a person's initial recollections, the content of the memories and various other topics are of enduring interest to people of all ages. Early recollections yield deep insights into an individual's personality and ways of perceiving life, and can help both individuals and clinicians to employ these first memories for personality appraisal and growth. Building on earlier studies, Dawn of Memories presents a clear and understandable framework for interpreting early recollections in order to enhance self-understanding and personal development. Numerous captivating and informative examples detail the meaning of first remembrances in historical figures and people from diverse backgrounds. Clark also focuses on capitalizing on strengths and an awareness of potentialities that emerge from reflecting upon early recollections. Readers will come away from this enlightening work with a better understanding of their own memories, their lives as result of these memories, and how to use them to resolve current issues in their lives.

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Arthur J. Clark, Ed. D., is a professor and coordinator of the counseling and human development program at St. Lawrence University. He is the author of Early Recollections: Theory and Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Defense Mechanisms in the Counseling Process, and Empathy in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Perspectives and Practices. His has published over forty journal articles and book chapters, with twelve publications relating to the topic of early recollections.

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