Lost and found possible selves, subjective well-being, and ego development in divorced women.

  title={Lost and found possible selves, subjective well-being, and ego development in divorced women.},
  author={Laura A. King and Courtney Raspin},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={72 3},
Divorced women, who had been married for an average of 22 years, wrote narrative descriptions of their best possible future selves before the divorce (retrospectively) and after the divorce, rated the salience of these narratives, and completed measures of SWB and ED. Independent raters coded the narratives for amount of elaboration (i.e., vivid detail). The salience of the lost possible self was negatively related to SWB while the salience of the current possible self was positively related to… CONTINUE READING

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