The idea that a person's identity can only be understood by considering where they've been, where they are, and where they are going was proposed by ________.
Sheri is disappointed with herself, because she is approaching her thirtieth birthday and is not yet married. Her expectation that she would have been married and have kids by the age of 35, and she is now feeling like this will not be possible. Sheri's plans for achieving specific life goals by specific ages is an example of her ________.
B) social clock
C) life story
D) life-span construct
Overall, McAdams (2008) believes that one's identity is
A) structured for us by the important people in our lives.
B) a process of creating and recreating their own life story.
C) completely outside of our control, as the appearance of freedom in our lives is merely an illusion.
D) static over time, and not at all subject to change.
Steve is on a first date with Nora. They are getting along well, when Nora suddenly hits Steve with a very deep question. "Where do you see yourself in 10 years, Steve?" she asks. Steve nearly chokes on his coffee, as he was just thinking about whether he'd get a goodnight kiss in an hour, not what he'd be doing in a decade. Nora has asked Steve to consider his ________.
A) possible selves
B) ideal selves
C) personal fable
D) life story