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Cognitive analysis of an autoethnography
Andy Bellamy (author)Judith Lapadat (Thesis advisor)Trudy Mothus (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Number of pages in document: 115
This is an autoethnography project and consists of five stories in short story literary format chosen from events that had significant influence on my personal development. The stories are accompanied by a brief synopsis of the information processing account of cognitive theory. The theoretical component is followed by an analysis of the stories from the cognitive perspective thus producing a novel means from which to explore cognitive theory and cognitive therapy. Autoethnographies have the effect of examining how human experience is endowed with meaning therefore examination from a theoretical standpoint serves as a solid foundation from which to expand on initial interpretations and experience from the autoethnography alone. This project is an attempt to combine the personal with the scholarly and is a means towards blurring the illusionary division between scholarly and personal/evocative writing.
Cognitive learning theory.Bellamy, Andy.Narrative inquiry (Research method)Cognitive therapy.