Narrative psychology. The development of a life-story model of human identity. Generativity and adult development. Themes of power, intimacy, and redemption in human lives. Modernity and the self. Autobiographical memory. Psychological biography.
McAdams, D. P. (2020). The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning. New York: Oxford University Press.
McLean, K. C., Syed, M., Pasupathi, M., Adler, J., Dunlop, W. L., Drustrup, D., Fivush, R., Graci, M., Lilgendahl, J. P., Lodi-Smith, J., McAdams, D. P., & McCoy, T. (2020). The empirical structure of narrative identity: The initial Big Three. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119, 920-944.
McAdams, D. P. (2019). First we invented stories, then they changed us: The evolution of narrative identity. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 3, 1-18.
McAdams, D. P., Shiner, R. L., & Tackett, J. L. (Eds.). (2019). The handbook of personality development. New York: Guilford Press.
McAdams, D. P. (2015). The art and science of personality development. New York: Guilford Press.
McAdams, D. P., & Guo, J. (2015). Narrating the generative life. Psychological Science, 26, 475-483.
McAdams, D. P. (2013). The psychological self as actor, agent, and author. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 272-295.
McAdams, D. P., Albaugh, M., Farber, E., Daniels, J., Logan, R. L., & Olson, B. (2008). Family metaphors and moral intuitions: How conservatives and liberals narrate their lives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 978-990.
McAdams, D. P., & Pals, J. L. (2006). A new Big Five: Fundamental principles for an integrative science of personality. American Psychologist, 61, 204-217.
McAdams, D. P. (2006). The redemptive self: Stories Americans live by. New York: Oxford University Press.