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McAdams, Dan P.

Works: 36 works in 300 publications in 2 languages and 10,465 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Miscellanea  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BF698, 155.25
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dan P McAdams
The stories we live by : personal myths and the making of the self by Dan P McAdams( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the ways in which we use stories across the life cycle and thorugh history ; provides new insights into the ways in which we maintain our identity
The redemptive self : stories Americans live by by Dan P McAdams( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on 10 years of research on the life stories of especially caring and productive American adults, The Redemptive Self explores the psychological and cultural dynamics of the stories Americans tell to make sense of who they are. Among the most eloquent tellers of redemptive stories are those midlife adults who are especially committed to their careers, their families, and making a positive difference in the world. These highly "generative" men and women embrace the negative things that happen to them, for it is by transforming the bad into good that they are able to move forward in life and ultimately leave something positive behind. Unconsciously, they find inspiration and sustenance in the rich store of redemptive tales that American culture offers - from the autobiographies of Massachusetts Puritans, Benjamin Franklin, and escaped African-American slaves to the stories of upward mobility, recovery, fulfillment, and release that come to us today from Hollywood, 12-step programs, self-help experts, religious stories, political speeches, business gurus, and Oprah. --Publisher
Identity and story : creating self in narrative by Dan P McAdams( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An increasing number of psychologists argue that people give meaning to their lives by constructing and internalizing self-defining stories. The contributors to this volume explore how, beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, our narrative identities become the stories we live by. This volume addresses the most important and difficult issues in the study of narrative identity, including questions of unity and multiplicity in stories, the controversy over individual versus societal authorship of stories, and the extent to which stories typically show stability or growth in the narrator."--Jacket
Turns in the road : narrative studies of lives in transition( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The person : a new introduction to personality psychology by Dan P McAdams( Book )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Person provides psychologists with an organizational scheme for personality psychology. This sets the study of the person into evolutionary and cultural context and divided personality up into three broad areas: dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and integrative life stories. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances that have occurred in the field of psychology in the past few years. It presents new findings that have been obtained with respect to the correlates of personality traits, the dynamics of motives and goals in human lives, and the meanings and manifestations of life stories. Discussions are included on the new ideas on evolution and morality as well as the role of culture in personality. Psychologists will also find a much stronger and detailed discussion of psychophysiology of extraversion, neuroticism, and the train of sensation-seeking
Generativity and adult development : how and why we care for the next generation( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generativity and Adult Development brings together the most creative and informed contemporary thinking and research being done on the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of generativity in adult lives. The book draws together a roster of scholars from the fields of life-span development, personality and social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, and the arts. The reader will find here a host of stimulating ideas, new research findings, and clinical wisdom about how adults fashion their lives in ways designed to promote the ensuing generations and to leave an enduring legacy that will outlive the self
The generative society : caring for future generations( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Generative Society: Caring for Future Generations examines this critical stage of development that occurs during the "long middle" of adulthood, as it exists on societal and cultural levels. This volume's diverse group of eminent scholars explores the complex relationships between generativity and various societies' political, economic, religious, educational, and cultural arenas. Integrating empirical research, scientific and cultural theory, and their own informed observations and speculations regarding generativity in society, the volume contributors create a rich and stimulating exchange about the multifaceted role of generativity in human life and in society."--Jacket
Up close and personal : the teaching and learning of narrative research( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Up Close and Personal: The Teaching and Learning of Narrative Research, the second volume in the series The Narrative Study of Lives, brings together a diverse group of narrative research scholars who share their actual experiences of learning, teaching, working, and growing in this exciting field. The wide variety of innovative approaches and expansive theoretical perspectives they offer will be immensely helpful to those who are learning or teaching qualitative methods." "In this volume, chapter authors successfully challenge readers to think about narrative research in its own context while also maintaining original, personal voices that underscore the value this field places on an individual's communication of his or her experience. By revealing their struggles with qualitative research's emerging and evolving processes and their experiences working with students at various educational levels, these authors subtly, but effectively, arm teachers with tools that anticipate common pitfalls and frustrations. At the same time, the authors relate professional triumphs that illustrate effective teaching - and doing - of narrative research."--Jacket
Power, intimacy, and the life story : personological inquiries into identity by Dan P McAdams( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of others : narrative studies of relationships( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past several years, psychologists have begun to question their concept of the self-contained individual while devoting more attention to relational, ecological models of self. This broader conceptualization of the self has been deepened by qualitative methods of studying the self-in-relationship. Building on their previous volumes in The Narrative Study of Lives series, editors Josselson, Lieblich, and McAdams illustrate the potential for narrative analysis to present new insights on human relationships. Here they present creative exemplars of studies on how relationships with parents, friends, peers, therapists, and even members of Internet communities affect such challenging human processes as acculturation, racial identity development, secure attachment, career choice, caregiving, and grief. This volume will be of interest to those who seek a more complex understanding of the experience of relationship in human development. Therapists, researchers, and students of developmental, personality, and clinical psychology will find that this book illuminates the concept of human relationship in context and in its many narratively structured possibilities for meaning."--Jacket
Healing plots : the narrative basis of psychotherapy by Amia Lieblich( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therapy is the process of developing a narrative that helps bring integration and coherence to a chaotic life. In Healing Plots: The Narrative Basis of Psychotherapy, the third volume in the series The Narrative Study of Lives, editors Amia Lieblich, Dan P. McAdams, and Ruthellen Josselson bring together a diverse group of psychotherapist-scholars to explore the relationship between storytelling and therapy. Drawing directly from practice experiences with a wide variety of clients, the chapter authors present illuminating case studies of lives being examined in therapy. The authors ground their contributions in the shared theory that effective therapeutic interventions often involve the co-construction of healing narratives in the face of personal, moral, and social adversity. Using a variety of perspectives, contexts, and cultural settings, the authors examine how therapists and clients negotiate narrative conflict and complexity, present types of stories that significantly animate the psychotherapeutic process, and discuss how life stories can change through, and as a result of, therapy. By recounting and deconstructing therapeutic experiences with clients, contributors collectively demonstrate how narratives shape and humanize therapists' work, and how the process of therapy enriches our understanding of narratives and their place in contemporary studies of human identity. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The art and science of personality development by Dan P McAdams( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Integrating state-of-the-art personality and developmental research, this book presents a new and broadly integrative theory of how people come to be who they are over the life course. Preeminent researcher Dan P. McAdams traces the development of three distinct layers of personality--the social actor who expresses emotional and behavioral traits, the motivated agent who pursues goals and values, and the autobiographical author who constructs a personal story for life. Highly readable and accessible to scholars and students at all levels, the book uses rich portraits of the lives of famous people to illustrate theoretical concepts and empirical findings"--
Intimacy : the need to be close by Dan P McAdams( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George W. Bush and the redemptive dream : a psychological portrait by Dan P McAdams( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: why did president George W. Bush invade Iraq? -- The actor's traits -- Fathers and sons -- On being a conservative -- Variations on a redemptive theme -- An American story
Psychobiography and life narratives( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das bin ich : wie persönliche Mythen unser Selbstbild formen by Dan P McAdams( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's bridge : uniting the humanities and sciences( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scoring manual for the intimacy motive by Dan P McAdams( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in personality; a clinical and experimental study of fifty men of college age by Henry A Murray( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in Personality, published by Oxford University Press in 1938, set forth a provocative and comprehensive agenda for the scientific study of human personality. Blending no-nonsense empiricism with the humanistic desire to understand the whole person, the book is as relevant to students of personality psychology today as it was to its many readers 70 years ago. Assisted by such eminent colleagues as Erik Erikson and Robert White, Henry Murray set forth a full theory of human personality, illustrated a bevy of creative methods for personality assessment, and presented the results of a
Second changes as transformative stories in human development by Kevin M Roy( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Identity and story : creating self in narrative
Alternative Names
Mac Adams Dan P.

MacAdams Dan P.

MacAdams, Dan P. 1954-

Mc Adams Dan P.

Mc Adams, Dan P. 1954-

McAdams, Dan P.

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English (278)

German (1)

The redemptive self : stories Americans live byIdentity and story : creating self in narrativeTurns in the road : narrative studies of lives in transitionThe person : a new introduction to personality psychologyGenerativity and adult development : how and why we care for the next generationThe generative society : caring for future generationsUp close and personal : the teaching and learning of narrative researchPower, intimacy, and the life story : personological inquiries into identity