“When we first started studying life stories, people thought it was just idle curiosity — stories, isn’t that cool? Well, we find that these narratives guide behavior in every moment, and frame– not only how we see the past but how we see ourselves in the future.”
Dan P. McAdams, a professor of psychology at Northwestern and author of the 2006 book, The Redemptive Self, quoted in a NY Times article on how mental reslience is tied to emotional narrative and personal story telling.

“When we first started studying life stories, people thought it was just idle curiosity — stories, isn’t that cool? Well, we find that these narratives guide behavior in every moment, and frame– not only how we see the past but how we see ourselves in the future.”
Dan P. McAdams, a professor of psychology at Northwestern and author of the 2006 book, The Redemptive Self, quoted in a NY Times article on how mental reslience is tied to emotional narrative and personal story telling.