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Using Poetic Paradox to Enhance the Self-Esteem of Shame-Driven Older Adults
Faculty Publications
  • James J. Magee, College of New Rochelle
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Department
Division of Psychology and Counseling
School
Graduate School
Disciplines
Abstract
The article first identifies the characteristics of shamedriven reminiscences. It then explains how poetic paradox can draw troubled members from relentless self-criticism toward increasing self-acceptance of their life remembered. Finally, it concludes with illustrations of poetic paradox and the enabling responses that occur among the group participants.
Citation Information
Magee, J. J. (1994). Using Poetic Paradox to Enhance the Self-Esteem of Shame-Driven Older Adults. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging 19.1: 27-35. Print. Reprinted by permission of Taylor & Francis LLC, (tandfonline.com).