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McAdams, Dan P.

Works: 68 works in 404 publications in 1 language and 13,267 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Biographies  Textbooks  Trivia and miscellanea  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, edi
Classifications: BF697, 155.25
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Most widely held works about Dan P McAdams
Most widely held works by Dan P McAdams
The redemptive self : stories Americans live by by Dan P McAdams( )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,587 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
George W. Bush and the redemptive dream : a psychological portrait by Dan P McAdams( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McAdams, an international leader in personality psychology and the narrative study of lives, focuses on several key events in Bush's life, such as the death of his sister at age 7, swearing off alcohol at midlife, and his turn to evangelical religion. He argues that Bush's decision was the result of a perfect psychological storm-a momentous confluence of world events and the president's deeply rooted personality traits and family goals. At the center of the storm was the president's peculiarly redemptive story for his own life, an inner narrative that he projected onto the world in the days after 9/11. Written in an engaging style, this psychological thriller offers a truly penetrating look at our 43rd president. --Book Jacket
The stories we live by : personal myths and the making of the self by Dan P McAdams( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book should be value for all those who are interested in enhancing their self-understanding. It should also serve as useful classroom text for undergraduates and advanced students in personality and social psychology, counseling and psychotherapy
Identity and story : creating self in narrative by Dan P McAdams( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Turns in the road : narrative studies of lives in transition by Dan P McAdams( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generativity and adult development : how and why we care for the next generation by Dan P McAdams( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 731 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
Up close and personal : the teaching and learning of narrative research by Ruthellen Josselson( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 675 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
The generative society : caring for future generations by Ed De St. Aubin( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 667 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
The art and science of personality development by Dan P McAdams( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 650 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"--
The meaning of others : narrative studies of relationships by Ruthellen Josselson( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 576 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 556 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)
Power, intimacy, and the life story : personological inquiries into identity by Dan P McAdams( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in personality by Henry A Murray( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending no-nonsense empiricism with the humanistic desire to understand the whole person, this book is as relevant to students of personality psychology today as it was to its many readers 70 years ago
The strange case of Donald J. Trump : a psychological reckoning by Dan P McAdams( )

9 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump provides a coherent and nuanced psychological portrait of the 45th president of the United States. Drawing on biographical events in Trump's life and on contemporary research and theory in personality, social, and developmental psychology, the book explores the personality traits and psychological dynamics that have shaped Trump's life, with an emphasis on the strangeness of the case - how Trump again and again defies psychological expectations regarding what it means to be a human being. The book's central thesis is that Donald Trump is the episodic man. He lives in the moment, outside of time, without an internal story to connect the discrete scenes in his life. As such, Trump perceives himself to be more like a superhero or a primal force, supernatural and timeless, rather than a flesh-and-blood human being with an inner life, a remembered past, and an imagined future. Trump's psychological status as the episodic man helps us understand both Trump's appeal (in the minds of millions) and his failings. The book's interpretation of Trump sheds new light on Trump's charisma, his deal making, his volatile temperament, his approach to personal relationships, his narcissism, and his emergence as a new kind of authoritarian leader in American history."--
Darwin's bridge : uniting the humanities and sciences( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its modern usage, the term "consilience" was first established by Edward O. Wilson in his 1998 book, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Wilson's original thesis contained two parts: that nature forms a unitary order of causal forces, hierarchically organized, and that scientific knowledge, because it delineates nature, also forms a unitary order, promising consensus among diverse fields. Bringing together cutting-edge scientists and scholars across this range, Darwin's Bridge gives an expert account of consilience and makes it possible to see how far we have come toward unifying knowledge about the human species, what major issues are still in contention, and which areas of research are likely to produce further progress. Readers will be delighted as they, along with the work's contributing authors, explore the deeper meaning of consilience and consider the harmony of human evolution, human nature, social dynamics, art, and narrative
Handbook of personality development by Dan P McAdams( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together scholars in the field of psychology, this volume considers the development of personality at multiple levels--from the neuroscience of dispositional traits to the cultural shaping of life stories. Illustrated with case studies and concrete examples, the book integrates areas of research that have often remained disparate. It offers a lifespan perspective on the many factors that influence each individual's psychological makeup and examines the interface of personality development with health, psychopathology, relationships, and the family. Contributors provide broad-based reviews of theories, empirical findings, methodological innovations, and emerging trends
Intimacy : the need to be close by Dan P McAdams( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychobiography and life narratives( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text begins with fundamental evolutionary, social, and cultural contexts for understanding personality, followed by an examination of the three different levels of an individual's personality: dispositional traits, a person's general tendencies; characteristic adaptations, a person's desires, beliefs, concerns, and coping mechanisms; and life stories, the stories that give a life a sense of unity, meaning, and purpose."--Jacket
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George W. Bush and the redemptive dream : a psychological portrait
George W. Bush and the redemptive dream : a psychological portraitThe stories we live by : personal myths and the making of the selfIdentity and story : creating self in narrativeTurns in the road : narrative studies of lives in transitionGenerativity and adult development : how and why we care for the next generationUp close and personal : the teaching and learning of narrative researchThe generative society : caring for future generationsThe art and science of personality development
Alternative Names
Dan P. McAdams American psychologist

Dan P. McAdams Amerikaans psycholoog

Dan P. McAdams psicòleg estatunidenc

Dan P. McAdams psicólogo estadounidense

Dan P. McAdams psicólogo norte-americano

Dan P. McAdams psicologo statunitense

Dan P. McAdams psicólogu estauxunidense

Dan P. McAdams síceolaí Meiriceánach

Mac Adams Dan P.

MacAdams Dan P.

MacAdams, Dan P. 1954-

Mc Adams Dan P.

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McAdams, Dan 1954-

McAdams, Dan P.

매커덤스, 댄 P. 1954-

맥아담스, 댄 P. 1954-

맥애덤스, 단 P. 1954-

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