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Inside Education 420, Case Study of a Life Review with Bill Damon (3-7-21)

Inside Education - a podcast for educators interested in teaching

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. Theme tune by David Vesey. On podcast 420, I welcome back Stanford University School of Education Professor William (Bill) Damon who was one of the first guests on this year's schedule to discuss his new book, A round of golf with my father: The new psychology of exploring your past to make peace with your present. Among the topics  we discuss on this bonus episode are the following: Different interpretations of what a life story is Life Studies by Robert Lowell Your intention for telling a life story What a life review is and why it can be done at any stage of life How William Damon adapted Robert Butler’s life review idea for his purpose. How to go about doing a life reviewTalk to people who remember your past Records (school and others, ancestry searches) Memory search Putting it all together – focusing on what gave you satisfaction and fulfillment Why he never met his father How school records have changed since the 1950s. How his father’s character developed over time, possibly through the demands and experiences of military service in World War II. What he learned about his own character from doing the life review Why character is a movie and not a snapshot Why he believes that psychological theories such as some of Freud’s work and the “big five personality traits” are wrong How he went about making a personal story interesting for an audience beyond his immediate circle of family and friends How a life review can help you find a purpose in your life How someone not looking for a purpose can find one His mother’s role in his life review His definition of purpose His memories of being taught by some of the pioneering psychologists of the twentieth century, including Erik Erikson and Jerome Kagan who was a guest on Inside Education a few years ago: Podcast 1 and Podcast 2  and who passed away in May 2021. Some of his earlier books: Some do care (with his wife, Anne Colby), Noble Purpose, The Moral Child and Greater Expectations. Why he called the book A Round of Golf with my Father when he never met his father!

1hr 4mins

3 Jul 2021

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1473: Searching for unknown memories of Father. Bill Damon, @HooverInst

The John Batchelor Show

Photo: The Pleasures of Fatherhood.  Louis Philibert Debucourt (French, Paris 1755–1832 Paris) . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Searching for unknown memories of Father. Bill Damon, @HooverInst https://www.wsj.com/articles/golfing-with-the-father-i-never-knew-11624075260


1 Jul 2021

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Finding Purpose with guest Bill Damon

Stanford Radio

School's In with Dan Schwartz and Denise Pope:"Finding Purpose with guest Bill Damon"Graduate School of Education Professor Bill Damon talks about the importance of purpose, how to find purpose, and harness it to achieve goals.Originally aired on SiriusXM on February 17, 2018.Recorded at Stanford Video.


21 Feb 2018

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Finding Purpose with Bill Damon

School's In

Bill Damon, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, talks about the importance of purpose, how to find purpose, and harness it to achieve goals.


17 Feb 2018

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Bill Damon: Youth Sports Can Be A Vehicle To Help Kids Find Their Purpose

Power of Positive

Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes. This 1-on-1 interview features William (Bill) Damon, the Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence. Damon is the author of Greater Expectations and is a professor of education at Stanford University (@Stanford). His research, teaching and publications focus on moral development and education, and Damon is a key figure in the growth of positive psychology. Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder, talks to Damon about how youth sports can be a vehicle for helping youth find their purpose, and Damon's latest book, The Path to Purpose. The main theme of the podcast delves into why purpose matters so much for people and why youth sports can provide purpose for kids. Other highlights of the podcast include: Purpose stabilizes people's lives through dedication and gives people sustained motivation A purpose driven life makes people resilient 20% of high school students feel like they have a well-developed sense of purpose How to make sure teachers and coaches don't miss the purpose of learning or competing How coaches can help athletes find purpose as 'elevaters' regardless of talent level. Like what you hear? To subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, click here

16 May 2017