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The Age of Possibilities: Four Case Studies

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

in Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309379
eISBN:
9780199786688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309379.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter highlights emerging adulthood as an age of possibilities by profiling four young people who have overcome difficult experiences to transform their lives. The lives of these adults raise ... More


Spiritual Care of Children and Parents

Paul Thayer and Robert Nee

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines spiritual care for terminally ill children and their parents. It explains that spirituality is central to holistic family-centered health care and that spiritual care usually ... More


The Life

Richard English

in Ernie O’Malley: IRA Intellectual

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208075
eISBN:
9780191677908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208075.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the experience of Ernie O'Malley, which introduces the man in detail. He is a man who had an inborn hate of things English. He ... More


Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Recent advances in our understanding of the human brain suggest that adolescence is a unique period of development during which both environmental and genetic influences can leave a lasting ... More


Theoretical Frameworks and Concepts for Guiding Social History Investigations

José B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

in Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines key components of the mitigation investigation process. It identifies relevant formulations for collecting and organizing the biological, psychological, and social information ... More


BCI Applications for the General Population

Benjamin Blankertz, Michael Tangermann, and Klaus-Robert Müller

in Brain–Computer Interfaces: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388855
eISBN:
9780199932689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388855.003.0023
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter addresses brain-computer interface (BCI) applications for the general population (i.e., applications that are not specifically intended for people who are disabled). These nonmedical ... More


On the Work and Writing of Ethnography

Michael Jackson

in Between One and One Another

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Having explored several variations on the theme of human existence as a continual interplay between the hypothetical poles of being-in-oneself and being-with-others, this chapter now considers the ... More


Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concepts of “biography” and "turning point" expand our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper, more abstract ... More


Ageing and faith: trajectories across the lifespan

Peter G. Coleman, Marie A. Mills, and John H. Spreadbury

in Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the issue of spiritual development with age. It argues that if it is true that people's spiritual needs intensify with age, this should be better recognised and catered for by ... More


Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges

Spencer Nick and Law Catherine

in Challenging health inequalities: From Acheson to choosing health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348999
eISBN:
9781447301646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the progress of the New Labour government towards the goal of reducing pregnancy and early childhood health inequalities in England since 1997. It evaluates the impact of the ... More


Life Story: Raymond Militello

in Rights of Inclusion: Law and Identity in the Life Stories of Americans with Disabilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226208312
eISBN:
9780226208343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226208343.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores identity and rights by looking at life story interviews and discusses the capacity of rights to transform identities and achieve the intended purpose of social inclusion. It ... More


A. S. Byatt

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter

in Sibylline Sisters: Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582969
eISBN:
9780191731198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582969.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A. S. Byatt's work has always been densely intertextual, and has always reflected the impossibility of separating artistic nourishment from lived experience. Her writing draws heavily upon writers ... More


Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Brian Schiff, A. Elizabeth McKim, and Sylvie Patron (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing upon innovative theoretical and empirical scholarship presented at Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative (The American University of Paris, May 29-June 1, 2012), this volume seeks to ... More


“Turning” Backward: The Erosion of Moral Sensibility

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on the erosion of moral sensibility. It focuses on the experience of “turning” in people's lives with respect to hope and trust. These ... More


Contested Futures: Everyday Experience and the Values Discourse

Helga Nowotny and Giuseppe Testa

in Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262014939
eISBN:
9780262295802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014939.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Against the backdrop of the lines of friction outlined in the previous chapter, we ask how the forms of life that the molecular gaze brings to salience are integrated into the existing social order. ... More


The lay perspective

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

in People-centred public health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447305316
eISBN:
9781447307808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reports on lay perspectives on community involvement, drawn mainly from interviews with lay health workers and service users in the People in Public Health study, but also using evidence ... More


Pathways to Methamphetamine

Rashi K. Shukla

in Methamphetamine: A Love Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291010
eISBN:
9780520964891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291010.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 2, “Pathways to Methamphetamine,” presents information on the backgrounds and early life experiences of the adults in this study, including childhood experiences and early drug encounters. ... More


Introduction

Peter V. Rabins

in The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book offers a conceptual framework for analyzing daunting questions of causality, such as why the Fukushima and Three Mile Island nuclear disasters occurred or why a person becomes depressed. ... More


Making It So

Brian Schiff

in A New Narrative for Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199332182
eISBN:
9780190690014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199332182.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 5 of A New Narrative for Psychology develops the idea of making present in order to address one of the central problems in narrative studies: how narrating produces accounts that we take to ... More


The individual: growing into society

Adrian Bonner

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the main developmental processes underlying future emotional and social behaviours. Early life experiences, combined with the development of social networks, exert a strong ... More


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