Professor Adler is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Olin College of Engineering, a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Chief Academic Officer of Health Story Collaborative. He also serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Personality.
Professor Adler's research focuses on the interface between adult identity development and clinical psychology. Broadly conceived, his research interests revolve around the reciprocal and dynamic relationships between identity processes and psychological functioning. He is especially interested in the most productive ways people make sense of the difficult things that happen to them and how that personal meaning facilitates changes in well-being.
Professor Adler's research has been covered by media outlets including: The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and many others.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Olin College of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Olin College of Engineering
Bringing the (disabled) body to personality psychology: A case study of Samantha., Journal of Personality
Research methods for studying narrative identity: A primer. , Social Psychological and Personality Science
The incremental validity of narrative identity in predicting well-being: A review of the field and recommendations for the future., Personality and Social Psychology Review
Variation in narrative identity is associated with trajectories of mental health over several years, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Narrative meaning-making is associated with sudden gains in clients' mental health under routine clinical conditions. , Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Living into the story: Agency and coherence in a longitudinal study of narrative identity development and mental health over the course of psychotherapy. , Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Association for Research in Personality
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Rising Star in Personality Psychology from the Association for Research in Personality