Professor Dan McAdams to Speak at SESP Graduate Event

Professor Dan McAdams to Speak at SESP Graduate Event

Dan P. McAdamsNorthwestern University Professor Dan P. McAdams, Director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives, will speak on “Authoring a Life: Narrative, Identity, Redemption, and Donald Trump,” for the inaugural SESP graduate programs gathering.

All graduate students in the School of Education and Social Policy are invited to the new event, which provides a chance to network, socialize, and interact with faculty members from different programs.

McAdams’ presentation and the following discussion will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12 in room GO2 at Annenberg Hall. Food from Pita Inn will be served.

McAdams, a faculty member in the Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) doctoral program, is the Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern.

A personality and developmental psychologist, he most recently authored The Art and Science of Personality Development (2015) and George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait (2011).  His 2006 book, The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By, won the William James Award for best general-interest book in psychology.

McAdams recently applied ideas from his research and the fields of personality, social, and developmental psychology to write The Mind of Donald Trump, which appeared as the cover article for the June 2016 issue of The Atlantic.  He has received many honors for his research and writing, including the Jack Block Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, for lifetime achievement in the study of human personality.  He is currently president of the Association for Research in Personality.

By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 1/31/17