PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Bauer, J. J. (2021). The Transformative Self: Personal Growth, Narrative Identity, and the Good Life. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wayment, W. A., & Bauer, J. J. (Eds., 2008). Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Bauer, J. J., Graham, L. E., Mooney, S. E., Geisz, A. M., & Mueller, M. (in press). A good life story: Deconstructing (and integrating) elements of narrative identity and a good life, with an emphasis on humanistic growth. Journal of Research in Personality.

Bauer, J. J., & Thomsen, D. K. (in press). Introduction to the special issue on “Storying the Good Life.” Journal of Research in Personality.

Bauger, L., Bongaardt, R., & Bauer, J. J. (2021). Maturity and well-being: The development of self-authorship, eudaimonic motives, age, and well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22, 1313-1340. Link

Bauer, J. J., Park, S.W., Kamide, H., Pesola, N. V., Kamble, S. V., Graham, L. E., DeBrosse, J., & Waddar, M. S. (2020). Growth motivation and well-being in the U.S., Japan, Guatemala, and India. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21, 899-919. Link

 

Bauer, J. J., Graham, L. E., Lauber, E. A., & Lynch, B. P. (2019). What growth sounds like: Redemption, self-improvement, and eudaimonic growth across different life events in relation to well-being. Journal of Personality, 87, 546-565. Link

Bauer, J. J., King, L. A., & Steger, M. F. (2019). Meaning-making, self-determination theory, and the question of wisdom in personality. Journal of Personality, 87, 82-101. Link

Bauer, J. J., & Shanahan, C. (2019). Gratitude, authenticity, and self-authorship. In R. C. Roberts & D. Telech (Eds.), The Moral Psychology of Gratitude (pp. 217-242). London: Rowman & Littlefield. Link

 

Bauer, J. J., & DesAutels, P. (2019). When life gets in the way: Generativity and the development of non-idealized virtues in women’s life stories. Journal of Moral Education, 48, 126-145. Link

Wayment, H. A., & Bauer, J. J. (2018). The quiet ego: Motives for self-other balance and growth in relation to well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19, 881-896. (findings from original data) Link

 

​Bauer, J. J. (2016). Eudaimonic growth: The development of the goods in personhood (or: cultivating a good life story). In J. Vittersø (Ed.), Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being, pp. 147-174. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Link

Bauer, J. J., Park, S. W., Montoya, R. M., & Wayment, H. A. (2015). Growth motivation toward two paths of eudaimonic self-development. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 185-210. Link

Wayment, H. A., Bauer, J. J., & Sylaska, K. (2015). The quiet ego scale: Measuring the compassionate self-identity. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 999-1033. (findings from original data) Link

Bauer, J. J., Schwab, J. R., & McAdams, D. P. (2011). Self-actualizing: Where ego development finally feels good? The Humanistic Psychologist, 39, 121-136. Link

 

Bauer, J. J., & McAdams, D. P. (2010). Eudaimonic growth: Narrative growth goals predict increases in ego development and subjective well-being three years later. Developmental Psychology, 46, 761-772. Link

 

Bauer, J. J., & Park, S. W. (2010). Growth isn’t just for the young: Growth narratives, eudaimonic resilience, and the aging self. In P. S. Frye and C. L. M. Keyes (Eds.), New Frontiers in Resilient Aging, pp. 60-89. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Link
 

Bauer, J. J., McAdams, D. P., & Pals, J. L. (2008). Narrative identity and eudaimonic well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9, 81-104. Link

​Bauer, J. J. (2008). How the ego quiets as it grows: Ego development, growth stories, and eudaimonic personality development. In H. A. Wayment & J. J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego, pp. 199-210. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Books. (theory) Link

Bauer, J. J., & Wayment, H. A. (2008). The psychology of the quiet ego. In H. A. Wayment & J. J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego, pp. 3-19. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Books. (theory) Link

Bauer, J. J., McAdams, D. P., & Sakaeda, A. R. (2005). Interpreting the good life: Growth memories in the lives of mature, happy people. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 203-217. Link

Bauer, J. J., McAdams, D. P., & Sakaeda, A. R. (2005). Crystallization of desire and crystallization of discontent in narratives of life-changing decisions. Journal of Personality, 73, 1181-1213. Link

Bauer, J. J., & McAdams, D. P. (2004). Growth goals, maturity, and well-being. Developmental Psychology, 40, 114-127. Link

Bauer, J. J., & McAdams, D. P. (2004). Personal growth in adults’ stories of life transitions. Journal of Personality, 72, 573-602. Link

Bauer, J. J., & Bonanno, G. A. (2001). Doing and being well (for the most part): Adaptive patterns of narrative self-evaluation during bereavement. Journal of Personality, 69, 451-482. Link

                               

Bauer, J. J., & Bonanno, G. A. (2001). I can, I do, I am: The narrative differentiation of self-efficacy and other self-evaluations while adapting to bereavement. Journal of Research in Personality, 35, 424-448. Link

Bauer, J. J., & Bonanno, G. A. (2001). Continuity amid discontinuity: Bridging one’s past and present in stories of conjugal bereavement. Narrative Inquiry, 11, 123-158. Link