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The Psychology of Life Stories
Recent years have witnessed an upsurge of interest among theorists and researchers in autobiographical recollections, life stories, and narrative approaches to understanding human behavior andExpand
The Stories We Live By: Personal Myths and the Making of the Self
Introduction: Life and Myth. Part I: Making Lives Into Stories. The Meaning of Stories. Narrative Tone and Imagery. Theme and Ideological Setting. Becoming the Mythmaker. Part II: StoryExpand
Explorations in Personality
Foreword by Dan P. McAdams 1. Introduction 2. Proposals for a Theory of Personality 3. Variables of Personality 4. Judgements of Personality 5. The Genetical Investigation of Personality: ChildhoodExpand
A new Big Five: fundamental principles for an integrative science of personality.
The 5 principles suggest a framework for integrating the Big Five model of personality traits with those self-defining features of psychological individuality constructed in response to situated social tasks and the human need to make meaning in culture. Expand
Personality, Modernity, and the Storied Self: A Contemporary Framework for Studying Persons
As the scientific study of the individual person, personality psychology historically has struggled to provide the kind of broad conceptual framework capable of orienting theory and research aroundExpand
The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By
A LIFE STORY MADE IN AMERICA Chapter 1 Redemption and the American Soul Chapter 2 The Generative Adult Chapter 3 Life Stories Chapter 4 The Chosen People Chapter 5 My Good Inner Self: From Emerson toExpand
What Do We Know When We Know a Person
Individual differences in personality may be described at three different levels. Level I consists of those broad, decontextualized, and rela- tively nonconditional constructs called "traits," whichExpand
When Bad Things Turn Good and Good Things Turn Bad: Sequences of Redemption and Contamination in Life Narrative and their Relation to Psychosocial Adaptation in Midlife Adults and in Students
Midlife adults (age 35 to 65) and college undergraduates provided lengthy, open-ended narrative accounts of personally meaningful episodes from the past, such as life-story high points, low points,Expand