Frankfurt Autobiographical Narratives Lab Research activities

Our research concerns autobiographical narratives from a psychodynamic, developmental, and emotion-theoretical perspective.

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ISBN-13: 978-0199936564

Habermas, T., & Köber, C. (2015)

"Autobiographical reasoning is constitutive for narrative identity: The role of the life story for personal continuity." In K. C. McLean & M. Syed (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of identity development (pp. 149-165). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.



ISBN-13: 978-1107039872

Habermas, T. (2015)

"A model of psychopathological distortions of autobiographical memory narratives: An emotion narrative view." In L. A. Watson & D. Berntsen (Eds.), Clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.








DOI: 10.1002/9781118574089.ch2.

Tilmann Habermas (2015). History of anorexia nervosa. In M. P. Levine & L. Smolak (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of eating disorders, Volume I (pp. 11-24). New York: Wiley







ISBN-13: 978-1118984888 

Habermas, T., & Hatiboğlu, N. (2014)

"Contextualizing the self: The emergence of biographical understanding in adolescence." In B. Schiff (Ed.), Re-reading Personal narratives and the life course. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 145, 29-41. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. doi: 10.1002/cad.20065







ISBN 0521189330

Tilmann Habermas (2012)

"Identity, emotion, and the social matrix of autobiographical memory: A psychoanalytic narrative view". In Dorthe Berntsen & David C. Rubin (Eds.), Theories of autobiographical memory. Cambridge University Press.






ISBN 978-111800380-0

Tilmann Habermas (ed.) (2011)

"The Development of Autobiographical Reasoning in Adolescence and Beyond"









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