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Published: 04 February 2013

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199969753

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The Redemptive Self

Stories Americans Live By - Revised and Expanded Edition

Dan P. McAdams

  • The Redemptive Self won the 2006 William James Award from the American Psychological Association for best general-interest book in psychology
  • Presents a dramatic case study comparing the redemptive lives of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama
  • Encourages critical examination of our own life narratives
  • Discusses a new psychology of American identity

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new introduction by the author
  • Incorporates new research on generativity
  • Features new research on life stories
  • Includes an updated discussion of self-help
  • Adds new material on George W. Bush
  • Features new examples throughout

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