To reason or not to reason: is autobiographical reasoning always beneficial?

  title={To reason or not to reason: is autobiographical reasoning always beneficial?},
  author={Kate C McLean and Cade D. Mansfield},
  journal={New directions for child and adolescent development},
  volume={2011 131},
Autobiographical reasoning has been found to be a critical process in identity development; however, the authors suggest that existing research shows that such reasoning may not always be critical to another important outcome: well-being. The authors describe characteristics of people such as personality and age, contexts such as conversations, and experiences such as transgressions, which may hinder adaptive reasoning. They also propose alternatives to autobiographical reasoning for managing… CONTINUE READING

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