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The Sport Psych Show

May 24, 2021

I’m honoured to be speaking with Dan P. McAdams in this episode. Dan is a Professor of Psychology at ‎Northwestern University. He is author of over 300 scientific articles and chapters, numerous edited volumes, and 8 books. Professor McAdams works in the areas of personality and life-span developmental psychology. His theoretical and empirical writings focus on concepts of self and identity. Professor McAdams is most well-known for formulating a life-story theory of human identity.

In this episode we’re going to speak about one of my all-time favourite psychology books: The Art and Science of Personality Development which draws on state-of-the-art personality and developmental research. This book presents a new and broadly integrative theory of how people come to be who they are over the life course. We discuss the 5 personality traits in detail, what they are, what they mean and why they can be useful for coaches to know about.