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Redemptive Self Stories Americans Live By

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ISBN-10: 0195176936

ISBN-13: 9780195176933

Edition: 2005

Authors: Dan P. McAdams

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Who are we as Americans? What is our deep identity? How do we make a good life? Renowned psychologist Dan P. McAdams suggests that the key to American identity lies in the stories we live by. And the most powerful life story in America today is the story of redemption. On a broad societal scale and in our own private lives, we want first and foremost to transform our suffering into a positive emotional state, to move from pain and peril to redemption. American identity is the redemptive self. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A Life Story Made in America
Redemption and the American Soul
The Generative Adult
Life Stories
The Chosen People
My Good Inner Self: From Emerson to Oprah
God Bless America
Black (and White)
Contaminated Plots, Vicious Circles
When Redemption Fails
Culture, Narrative, and the Self
An Americans Confessions and Final Thoughts