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Dec 23, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read Read on X
I’m doing a deep dive into how folks use story as a way to escape from trauma. How getting lost in speculative fiction is a kind of dissociative resilience. Escaping into story. Has anyone written about that? Psychology of story?
Because I work across so many domains of knowledge I sometimes come across weird gaps. Like now I’m focusing on story and story structure. Some of what is out there seems to be screenwriters writing in conversation only with themselves 1/?
like #SaveTheCat and Mcgee’s Story. A Jungian/Joseph Cambell top down analysis combined with endless surveys of plots and claim to show there are only a handful of stories in the world, and then teach the craft 2/?
Then there is an emerging “narrative therapy” modality in clinical psychology, and talk of story and imagination as resilience factors. Has anyone combined these frameworks? Suggestions? Ideas? 3/3
Reading this now. It’s interesting so far: Book cover: The science of ...

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