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Robyn FivushDirector, Institute for the Liberal Arts Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology

Robyn Fivush is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Institute for the Liberal Arts.  She received her PhD from the Graduate Center of The City University of New York in 1983, was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego from 1983-1984, and joined the Emory faculty in 1984. Her research focuses on autobiographical memory and narrative identity, exploring how each of us remembers our past experiences and shapes them into the story of “me.” Her research investigates the relations among memory, narrative, identity, trauma, and coping. She is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science, and has published over 150 books, book chapters, and articles. Her most recent book is Family Narratives and the Construction of an Autobiographical Self, 2019, from Routledge.

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