Forthcoming issue

Vol 3.1, Spring 2019

Edited by

Joseph Carroll
University of Missouri, St. Louis

Mathias Clasen
Aarhus University

Emelie Jonsson
University of Gothenburg

Symposium on Evolution and Narrative Identity


“First we invented stories, then they changed us”: The Evolution of Narrative Identity
Dan P. McAdams


Narrative Identity: A Cautionary Tale
Laura Akers and Gerard Saucier

Narrative Self-Understanding Helps Construct the Unity of Self across Time
Roy F. Baumeister

Narrative Identity—Uniquely Human?
Dorthe Berntsen

Prompting Monopods, or The Options and Costs of Narrative
Brian Boyd

Hard Truths and Comforting Fictions: Does Narrative Actually Construct Identity?
James Carney

“A life without stories is no life at all”: How Stories Create Selves
Robyn Fivush

Description, Explanation, and the Meanings of “Narrative”
Patrick Colm Hogan

The Functionality of Self-Narratives
Robert Hogan and Ryne A. Sherman

The Implicit Narrativity of Objects and Ornaments—Widening the View
Henrik Høgh-Olesen

Evolutionary Personality Psychology: Integrating the Many Functional Adaptations That Make Us Who We Are
Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair

Of IPT and Archetypes
Robert R. McCrae

The Creation of Stories: For the Person or for the Group?
Kate C. McLean

Can You Tell Stories about Human Intentional Agents without Words?
Steven Mithen

Human Choices
Keith Oatley


Identity, Narrative, Language, Culture, and the Problem of Variation in Life Stories
Dan P. McAdams

Review Essays

Beyond the End of the World: Narratives of Gain and Resilience in the Anthropocene
Daniel Helsing

The Roots of Human Creativity: Fire-Talks and “Hammocking” in the Runaway Species
Henrik Høgh-Olesen

Philosophical, Neurological and Sociological Perspectives on Religion
E. Thomas Lawson

Book Reviews

Lisa F. Barrett, Michael Lewis, and Jeannette M. Haviland Jones, eds. Handbook of Emotions, Fourth Edition
Reviewed by Timothy Ketelaar

Russell Bonduriansky and Troy Day. Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution
Reviewed by Douglas Futuyama

Pascal Boyer. Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create
Reviewed by Eveline Seghers

Peter Corning. Synergistic Selection: How Cooperation Has Shaped Evolution and the Rise of Humankind
Reviewed by Bernard Wood

Philip Lieberman. The Theory That Changed Everything: “On the Origin of Species” as a Work in Progress
Reviewed by David Young

Andrew W. Lo. Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
Reviewed by Paul Ormerod

Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake. Early Rock Art of the American West: The Geometric Enigma
Reviewed by Robert G. Bednarik

Martin N. Muller, Richard W. Wrangham, and David R. Pilbeam, eds. Chimpanzees and Human Evolution
Reviewed by Carel van Schaik

Gil G. Rosenthal. Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans
Reviewed by Carin Perilloux and Justin White

Judith Saunders. American Classics: Evolutionary Perspectives
Reviewed by William E. Cain

Steve Stewart-Williams. The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve
Reviewed by Joseph M. Stubbersfield


Contributor Bios

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