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Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY
Education paper by Brockhauser, Ildikó (all papers)
The Role of Tales in Socialization
Tales are strongly associated to humanity; they are as old as mankind, and they follow us through the whole life. Without tales, the childhood, the parent-child relationship, and the primary school years are unimaginable.
My presentation investigates the causes of the importance of different types of tales such as fairy tales, folk tales and modern tales. On the one hand, I explain how the tales work from a psychological point of view. In this regard, tales are full with symbols and archetypes. These elements provide a common humanity context, protagonist and events reflecting the psycho-emotional thoughts of the children. This way the audiences ¬can identify themselves with them. On the other hand, I explain the role of tales in socialization. First of all, tales play a specific role in the intrapersonal development of children; they help them to cope with their distress and solve emotional problems. Secondly, tales contribute to the socialization through the parent-child relationship, which is made stronger by bedtime stories, and through the behavioral pattern showed in tales.
This way the tales provide the heritage of a collective wise and follow a person through the life in personal relationships and challenges.
Brief Professional Bio:
Ildikó Brockhauser received her MA in Psychology at the Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, in 2012, and worked as Psychologist at the Children's Hospital of Buda, Rehabilitation Department. Currently she is continuing her studies at Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, through a scholarship with the Calasanctius Training Program.