Biography, Narrative, and Lives: An Introduction


Address correspondence to Dan P McAdams, Department of Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626


ABSTRACT The purpose of this special issue of the Journal of Personality is to spotlight some of the more fruitful ways in which contemporary personality psychologists are collecting, analyzing, and discerning stories about persons' lives The issue focuses both on current approaches to psychobiography and on new uses of life narratives in social research