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The Redemptive Self


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Prologue How To Be Good in America ; Chapter 1 Redemption and the American Soul ; Chapter 2 The Generative Adult ; Chapter 3 Life Stories ; Chapter 4 How the Story Begins: The Chosen People ; Chapter 5 My Good Inner Self: From Emerson to Oprah ; Chapter 6 God Bless America ; Chapter 7 Black (and White) ; Chapter 8 Contaminated Plots, Vicious Circles ; Chapter 9 When Redemption Fails ; Chapter 10 Obama versus Bush: Competing Stories of Redemption ; Chapter 11 Culture, Narrative, and the Self ; Epilogue Final Thoughts and Confessions ; Notes ; References ; Index

About the Author

Dan P. McAdams is the Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives at Northwestern University. Author of over 200 scientific articles and chapters and 6 books, Professor McAdams studies personality development in the adult years and the relationship between self and culture in contemporary American life.

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