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Laurian Laborde

Laurian Laborde
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My sociological research focuses on personal development. I am especially interested in practices as coaching, psychotherapy, alternative and oriental therapy, etc. Trhrough ethnography, interviews and literature analysis, I try to understand why and how some people decide to become professionals of personal fulfillment, and above all, what this activity does to those who practice it, what it changes and what it involves in their biography. Beyond these questions, it is the question of significance that is asked, and how some people, by practicing personal development, come to internalize a very specific set of norms, values and representations.