The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live by

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The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live by - McAdams, Dan P, PhD
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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 ...

The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live by 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195176933

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