About the Author
Dan P. McAdams, Wilmette, IL, is Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is the 1989 winner of the Henry A. Murray Award in Psychology for the study of personality and human lives. McAdams is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and currently the director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives at Northwestern, which is funded by a $1.5 million dollar grant from the Foley Family Foundation. The Center is dedicated to the social-scientific study of personality and social development in the adult years, with an emphasis on such prosocial aspects of human functioning as altruism, leadership, and the development of self-understanding in adulthood.