The Stories We Live by: Personal Myths and the Making of the SelfDe (autor) Dan P. McAdams
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 31 Jan 1997
"Who am I?" "How do I fit in the world around me?" This revealing and innovative book demonstrates that each of us discovers what is true and meaningful, in our lives and in ourselves, through the creation of personal myths. Challenging the traditional view that our personalities are formed by fixed, unchanging characteristics, or by predictable stages through which every individual travels, "The Stories We Live By" persuasively argues that we "are" the stories we tell. Informed by extensive scientific research--yet highly readable, engaging, and accessible--the book explores how understanding and revising our personal stories can open up new possibilities for our lives.
Dimensiuni: 154 x 230 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Editura: Guilford Publications
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: Story Characters.Character and Image. Agentic and Communal Characters. Part III: The Mythic Challenge of Adulthood. Identity, Malaise, and Faith. Putting It Together in Mid-life. Generating New Beginnings. Exploring Your Myth. Epilogue: Beyond Story. Appendix 1: Agency and Communion. Appendix 2: Nuclear Episodes.
Dan P. McAdams, PhD, is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, where he is also Director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives. He has published 12 books and over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of personality and developmental psychology.