Sunday, March 1, 2020

Seven psychology books that explore why we are who we are

Sarah Butcher is an assistant marketing manager for Oxford University Press. At the OUP Blog she tagged "seven books about a range of issues within social psychology—identity, gender and sexuality, radicalism, social assumptions and biases—address just a few of the questions about who we are." One title on the list:
Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning Dan P. McAdams

In the summer of 2016, Dan McAdams wrote one of The Atlantic’s most widely-read pieces on the soon-to-be-elected 45th president—The Mind of Donald Trump. In his new book—a collection of stand-alone essays that each explore a single psychological facet of the president—McAdams makes the startling assertion that Trump may just be the rare person who lacks any inner life story. More than just a political and psychological biography, this book is a vivid illustration of the intricate relationship between narrative and identity.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue