The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By by Dan McAdams
Dan McAdams, author of The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By
The Foley Center

The Foley CenterFunded by a grant from the Foley Family Foundation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Foley Center for the Study of Lives is an interdisciplinary research project committed to studying psychological and social development in the adult years.

Bringing together perspectives from personality psychology, life-course developmental research, qualitative sociology, and studies of biography and culture, the Foley Center sponsors the research program developed by Professor Dan McAdams and his students and collaborators in the Human Development and Social Policy Ph.D. program and in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University. The researchers associated with the Foley Center focus considerable attention on such prosocial aspects of adult development as generativity, social commitment, altruism, life-long learning, and the development of self-understanding across the adult life course.

The Foley Center also funds occasional symposia and conferences, and it helps to support the ongoing book series, The Narrative Study of Lives, published through the American Psychological Association Press and edited by Dan P. McAdams, Ruthellen Josselson, and Amia Lieblich.

The Foley Center is dedicated to advancing the rich intellectual tradition associated with Henry A. Murray, Robert White, Erik Erikson, David McClelland, Silvan Tomkins, and those other scholars who established "personology" as the scientific study of the whole person in biographical and cultural context.

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