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2019

The Emergence of Personality

McAdams, D. P., 2019, Handbook of Personality Development. McAdams, D. P., Shiner, R. L. & Tackett, J. L. (eds.). Guilford Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations
2017

Making Meaning in the Wake of Trauma: Resilience and Redemption

McAdams, D. P. & Jones, B. K., 2017, Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma : Theory, Research, and Practice. Altmaier, E. M. (ed.). Elsevier, p. 3-16 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

The cultural shaping of life stories

McAdams, D. P. & Guo, J., 2017, The Praeger Handbook of Personality across Cultures: Culture and characteristic adaptations. Church, A. T. (ed.). Praeger, Vol. 2. p. 185-210 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2016

From Actor to Agent to Author: Human Evolution and the Development of Personality

McAdams, D. P., 2016, Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences. Carroll, J., McAdams, D. P. & Wilson, E. O. (eds.). Oxford Universtity Press, p. 145-166 22 p.

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How stories found a home in human personality

McAdams, D. P., 2016, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History . Goodson, I., Antikainen, A., Sikes, P. & Andrews, M. (eds.). Routledge, p. 34-48 15 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

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3 Scopus citations
2015

Leaders and their life stories: Obama, Bush, and narratives of redemption: Enduring ideas and emerging insights

McAdams, D. P., 2015, Contemporary conceptions of leadership: Enduring ideas and emerging insights. Goethals, G. R., Allison, S. T., Kramer, R. M. & Messick, D. M. (eds.). New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 147-165

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Life authorship in emerging adulthood

McAdams, D. P., 2015, The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood. Arnett, J. J. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 438-446 9 p. (Oxford Library of Psychology).

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Personality and the life story: Volume 4: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

McAdams, D. P. & Manczak, E., Jul 2015, APA handbook of personality and social psychology: Volume 4: Personality Processes and Individual Dif. Mikulincer, M. & Shaver, P. R. (eds.). Washington, DC: USA: American Psychological Association Press, p. 425-446

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Three strands of identity development across the human life course: Reading Erik Erikson in full

McAdams, D. P., Jan 15 2015, Oxford handbook of identity development. McLean, K. C. & Syed, M. (eds.). New York, USA: Oxford University Press, p. 81-94

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2014

How does personality develop?

McAdams, D. P. & Adler, J. M., Jan 1 2014, Handbook of Personality Development. Taylor and Francis, p. 469-492 24 p.

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10 Scopus citations

How does personality develop?

McAdams, D. P. & Adler, J. M., Jan 1 2014, Handbook of Personality Development. Taylor and Francis, p. 469-492 24 p.

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Psychological science and the Nicomachean Ethics: virtuous actors, agents, and authors

McAdams, D. P., 2014, Cultivating Virtue: perspectives from philosophy, theology, and Psychology. Snow, N. E. (ed.). New York, USA: Oxford University Press, p. 307-336

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2013

How actors, agents, and authors find meaning in life

McAdams, D. P., 2013, The Psychology of Meaning. Markman, K. D., Proulx, T. & Lindberg, M. J. (eds.). Washington, DC: USA: American Psychological Association Press, p. 171-190

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Meaning and personality

McAdams, D. P., Jan 1 2013, The Human Quest for Meaning: Theories, Research, and Applications. Taylor and Francis, p. 107-124 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

13 Scopus citations

Narrative

Hevern, V. W., Josselson, R. & McAdams, D. P., Nov 2013, Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. Dunn, D. S. (ed.). New York, USA: Oxford University Press

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The positive psychology of adult generativity: caring for the next generation and constructing a redemptive life: Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation

McAdams, D. P., 2013, Positive Psychology: Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation. Sinnott, J. D. (ed.). Springer New York, p. 191-205

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18 Scopus citations
2012

Exploring psychological themes through life narrative accounts

McAdams, D. P., 2012, Varieties of narrative analysis. Holstein, J. A. & Gubrium, J. F. (eds.). London: Sage, p. 15-32

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Gratitude in Modern Life: Its Manifestations and Development

McAdams, D. P. & Bauer, J. J., Mar 22 2012, The Psychology of Gratitude. Oxford University Press

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3 Scopus citations

Personality and meaning

McAdams, D. P., 2012, The human quest for meaning. Wong, P. (ed.). 2nd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, p. 107-123

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24 Scopus citations
2011

I want to be a social psychologist

McAdams, D. P., 2011, Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work . Arkin, R. (ed.). 1 ed. Oxford University Press, 46 p. 5

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Redemptive narratives in the life and the presidency of George W. Bush

McAdams, D. P., 2011, The leader: Psychological essays. Strozier, C., Offer, D. & Abdyli, O. (eds.). 2nd ed. New York: Springer, p. 135-152

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2010

Autobiographical memory and the construction of a narrative identity: Theory, research, and clinical implications

McAdams, D. P., 2010, Social psychological foundations of clinical psychology. New York: Guilford Press, p. 36-50

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Life narratives

McAdams, D. P., 2010, Handbook of Life-Span Development. Fingerman, K. L., Berg, C. A., Smith, J. & Antonucci, T. C. (eds.). Springer Publishing Company, p. 589-612 24 p.

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Self and identity across the life span

McAdams, D. P., 2010, Handbook of lifespan development. New York: wiley, Vol. 2. p. 158-207

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2009

The moral personality: Explorations in moral psychology

McAdams, D. P., 2009, Personality, identity, and character: Explorations in moral psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 11-29

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13 Scopus citations
2008

Foreword: 70th anniversary edition

McAdams, D. P., 2008, Explorations in personality: 70th anniversary edition. New York: Oxford University Press, p. vii-xxxvi

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Generativity, the redemptive self, and the problem of a “noisy” ego in American life: Psychological explorations of the quiet ego

McAdams, D. P., 2008, Transcending self-interest: Psychological explorations of the quiet ego. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press, p. 235-242

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Personal narratives and the life story: Theory and research

McAdams, D. P., 2008, Handbook of personality: Theory and research. 3rd Ed. ed. New York: Guilford Press, p. 241-261

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The redemptive self, generativity, and American Christians at midlife: Explorations of the life stories of evangelical and mainline Protestants

McAdams, D. P., 2008, Autobiography and the psychological study of religious lives. Amsterdam: Rodolpi, p. 255-286

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2007

Telling stories about therapy: Ego development, well-being, and the healing relationship: Narrative studies of relationships

McAdams, D. P., 2007, The meaning of others: Narrative studies of relationships. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The role of theory in personality research

McAdams, D. P., 2007, Handbook of research methods in personality psychology. New York: Guilford Press, p. 3-20

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2006

An American life story: What we should do and who we should be

McAdams, D. P., 2006, Leading lives that matter: What we should do and who we should be. Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, p. 471-480

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Creative work, love, and the dialectic in selected life stories of academics: Creating self in narrative

McAdams, D. P. & Logan, R. L., 2006, Identity and story: Creating self in narrative. McAdams, D. P., Josselson, R. & Lieblich, A. (eds.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

How does personality develop?

McAdams, D. P. & Adler, J., 2006, The handbook of personality development. Mroczek, D. & Little, T. (eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, p. 469-492

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2005

A psychologist without a country, or living two lives in the same story: Psychologists engaged in self-construction

McAdams, D. P., 2005, Narrative identities: Psychologists engaged in self-construction. London: Jessica Kingsley, p. 114-130

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Motives: Contemporary theory and research

McAdams, D. P., 2005, Personality: Contemporary theory and research. 3rd Ed. ed. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, p. 156-189

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

What psychobiographers might learn from personality psychology

McAdams, D. P., 2005, Handbook of psychobiography. Schultz, W. T. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 64-83

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2004

Generativity and the narrative ecology of family life

McAdams, D. P., Mar 16 2004, Family Stories and the Life Course: Across Time and Generations. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 235-257 23 p.

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19 Scopus citations

Generativity and the narrative ecology of family life: Across time and generations

McAdams, D. P., 2004, Family stories and the life course: Across time and generations. Pratt, M. W. & Fiese, B. H. (eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, p. 235-257

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19 Scopus citations

Gratitude in modern life: Its manifestations and development

McAdams, D. P. & Bauer, J. J., 2004, The psychology of gratitude. Emmons, R. A. & McCullough, M. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 81-99

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Narrative identity and narrative therapy

McAdams, D. P., 2004, Handbook of narrative and psychotherapy. London: Sage, p. 159-173

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The generative society: An epilogue

McAdams, D. P., 2004, The generative society. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press

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The generative society: An introduction

McAdams, D. P., 2004, The generative society. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press

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The redemptive self: Narrative identity in America today

McAdams, D. P., 2004, The self and memory. New York: Psychology Press, p. 95-115

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

37 Scopus citations
2003

Identity and the life story: Developmental and cultural perspectives

McAdams, D. P., 2003, Autobiographical memory and the construction of a narrative self: Developmental and cultural perspectives. Fivush, R. & Haden, C. (eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, p. 187-207

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74 Scopus citations

Identity and the life story

McAdams, D. P., Feb 28 2003, Autobiographical Memory and the Construction of a Narrative Self: Developmental and Cultural Perspectives. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 187-207 21 p.

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74 Scopus citations

Personological assessment: The life story of Madeline G

McAdams, D. P., 2003, Paradigms of personality assessment. Wiggins, J. & Trobst, K. (eds.). New York: Guilford, p. 213-225

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2001

Generativity in midlife

McAdams, D. P., 2001, Handbook of midlife development. Lachman, M. (ed.). New York: wiley, p. 395-443

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Narrating life’s turning points: Redemption and contamination: Narrative studies of lives in transition

McAdams, D. P. & Bowman, P. J., 2001, Turns in the road: Narrative studies of lives in transition. McAdams, D. P., Josselson, R. & Lieblich, A. (eds.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1999

Motives: Contemporary theory and research

McAdams, D. P., 1999, Personality: Contemporary theory and research. Derlega, V., Winstead, B. & Jones, W. (eds.). 2nd Ed. ed. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, p. 165-197

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