Narrative Theory and Therapy in the Post-Truth Era

  • 10h 2m
  • Bozkurt Koç, Recep Yılmaz
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

Narrative theory goes back to Plato. It is an approach that tries to understand the abstract mechanism behind the story. This theory has evolved throughout the years and has been adopted by numerous domains and disciplines. Narrative therapy is one of many fields of narrative that emerged in the 1990s and has turned into a rich research field that feeds many disciplines today. Further study on the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of narrative therapy is vital to understand how it can be utilized to support society.

Narrative Theory and Therapy in the Post-Truth Era focuses on the structure of the narrative and the possibilities it offers for therapy as well as the post-modern sources of spiritual conflict and how to benefit from the possibilities of the narrative while healing them. Covering topics such as psychotherapy, cognitive narratology, art therapy, and narrative structures, this reference work is ideal for therapists, psychologists, communications specialists, academicians, researchers, practitioners, scholars, instructors, and students.

About the Author

Recep Yilmaz, Ph.D., has been working as Associate Professor at Ondukuz Mayis University, Public Relations and Publicity Department since August 15, 2018. He authored ten books (Handbook of Research on Narrative Interactions, Handbook of Research on Narrative Advertising, Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies, Narrative Advertising Models and Conceptualization in the Social Media Age, Traditional and Digital Advertising in 150 Questions, Handbook Research on Effective Advertising Strategies in the Social Media Age, Advertising in 99 Questions, Keywords in Advertising, Scenarios: How is it written? How are they writing?, Leadership and its Contemporary Dimensions), and he published numerous papers in several journals, conference proceedings, and chapters in edited books. The author also has a published novella (a philosophical horror story) called “Çerçici.” His majors are Narrative Theory and Advertising. He also studies Theoretical Communication. Some of the courses he teaches Narrative in Literature, Cinema and Advertisement, Advertising Scriptwriting, Creative Writing.

Bozkurt Koç is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the Ondokuz Mayıs University since 2010. Koç completed his B.Sc. (1995) at Ondokuz Mayıs University; his M.Sc. (1997) and his PhD (2003) studies at Atatürk University. He currently is a head of Psychology Department Ondokuz Mayıs University. He became a professor in 2016. He is particularly interested in violence, aggression, interpersonal relations, and intercultural relations.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Foreword
  • What the Post-Truth Era Means—A Short Glimpse
  • Grandiose Mirrors of the Self—The Narcissistic Narrative in Ads
  • Archetypes of Otherness—An Investigation of the Narrative Structures of Posters in the Construction of Soviet Ideology
  • The Narrative of Violence in the Framework of the Post-Truth Concept in Television Series
  • Informatics Truth—News Media in the Post-Truth Era
  • Representation of Violence against Women in Television News—The Case of Emriye Metegül
  • Truth in Football from the “Hand of God” to VAR
  • “Not Ignoring the FoMO (Fear of Missing Out) Effect” as a New Way to Persuade Consumers to Buy
  • Truth Trying to Survive—Reality Perception in Survivor Programs
  • The Construction of the Social Roles Attached to Women in TV Commercials Through the Narrative
  • Spin Doctor in the Post-Truth Era—“Our Brand is Crisis” Movie Example
  • You’re Not the Problem!—There’s Always an Exception – Comparison of Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Therapeutic Storytelling—How Can We Use Stories More Effectively?
  • The Healing Effect of the Story—Gathering the Narrative Data of Patients Using Story Theory
  • Parents in the Grip of Parental Guilt—Narrative Paths to Rediscover a Future
  • Interweaving Narrative Methods into a Mandala of Transformational Practices
  • Abr+a—The Arts of Making Sense – the Discourse of Dragons
  • Rewriting a Lost Story—The Truth in the Narratives of Balkan Immigrants
  • Compilation of References