Identity and Story: Creating Self in Narrative

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Dan P McAdams, PhD, Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich
American Psychological Association, Jan 1, 2006 - Psychology - 284 pages
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In Identity and Story: Creating Self in Narrative, the fourth volume inthe series The Narrative Study of Lives, Dan P. McAdams, RuthellenJosselson, and Amia Lieblich bring together an interdisciplinary andinternational group of creative researchers and theorists to examine theway the stories we tell create our identities. An increasing number ofpsychologists argue that people living in modern societies give meaningto their lives by constructing and internalizing self-defining stories.

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Ruthellen Josselson is Professor of Psychology at Towson State University and is a practicing psychotherapist. The 1994 recipient of the Henry A. Murray Award from the American Psychological Association, she has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and the Hebrew University of

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