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Meaningful Work

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The promise of the global economy is matched by its perils to meaningful work: increased layoffs, extended unemployment, job stress from longer working hours and demands for increased productivity, ... More


Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Sue Estroff

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the psychological, social, and economic facts of life for a group of discharged mental hospital patients living in Madison, Wisconsin. It both explicitly and inferentially raises ... More


How We Grieve: Relearning the World

Thomas Attig

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195074567
eISBN:
9780199847174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074567.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book promotes an understanding of grieving persons, emphasizes respect for their individuality, encourages active coping, and guides those who help bereaved persons. The author argues that ... More


Dynamical (Self-)Consciousness?

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This final chapter takes a somewhat more speculative turn to discussing what role the concept of consciousness might have in a complex continuous dynamical system, such as a brain enmeshed in a body ... More


The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? It has been described as imprudent, irrational, inconsistent, and even ... More


The Five Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Implications for Psychotherapy

Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, and Barry L. Beyerstein

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter argues that misconceptions concerning the human mind are legion even among highly intelligent and well-educated members of the general public, and that these misconceptions can interfere ... More


Introduction

Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter considers some promising characterizations of procrastination and raises a variety of complications concerning this philosophically interesting but underexplored phenomenon. ... More


Coping with Procrastination

Chrisoula Andreou

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter illustrates and analyzes an important coping strategy that has been neglected in the literature on procrastination: the leveraging strategy. Although one must know oneself quite well to ... More


Mother-Child Reminiscing in the Context of Secure Attachment Relationships: Lessons in Understanding and Coping with Negative Emotions

Deborah Laible and Tia Panfile

in Emotion in Memory and Development: Biological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326932
eISBN:
9780199870318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326932.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that discussions about children's past negative emotions have important consequences for children's ability to understand and cope with negative emotion. Parent-child reminiscing ... More


Negotiating the Demands of Membership at Faith Christian Center

Milmon F. Harrison

in Righteous Riches: The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195153132
eISBN:
9780199784578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153138.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the difficult positions faced by some people as they attempt both to live out the teachings of the Faith Message and to serve the needs of the ministry. It discusses four ... More


Community Tanks vs Private Wells: Coping Strategies and Sustainability Issues in South India

R. Balasubramanian

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyses the main causes of degradation of common pool tank irrigation systems and the interrelationships among poverty, private coping mechanisms, and collective action towards tank ... More


Simplicity

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Simplicity is a recurring theme in discussions of happiness, from Socrates and the Stoics to Thoreau to contemporary self-help books, but it contains complexities of its own. If simplicity is merely ... More


Good Health as Reliably Competent Functioning

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 refines the notion of eudaimonistic health by developing the central notion of basic good health as reliably competent functioning in a given environment. Habilitative abilities, coping ... More


Resilience and Vulnerability to Trauma: Psychobiological Mechanisms

Nicole S. Cooper, Adriana Feder, Steven M. Southwick, and Dennis S. Charney

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter discusses the deleterious effects of traumatic experience and its effects on brain development. It reviews the many interventions that have evidence of efficacy for promoting resilience ... More


Conclusions

Elaine F. Walker and Daniel Romer

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This concluding chapter presents a review of the major themes of the chapters and their implications for future research. The chapters highlighted the ways in which environmental and genetic factors ... More


Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope: Stress, Coping, and Problem Behaviors Among Young African American Males

M. Daniel Bennett and Fanike K. Olugbala

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the link between chronic exposure to certain social and environmental stressors — sometimes referred to as urban stressors — and a range of poor outcomes, including, but not ... More


Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about being disabled and being poor, and the social, cultural, and political processes that link these two aspects of living. Environmental barriers, limited access to services, and ... More


Gender, Trauma, and Distress

William J. Koch, Kevin S. Douglas, Tonia L. Nicholls, and Melanie L. O'Neill

in Psychological Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment, and Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188288
eISBN:
9780199870486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188288.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses exposure to potentially traumatic events and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), limitations of current knowledge and future research directions, and the ... More


Ethnocultural Minorities

William J. Koch, Kevin S. Douglas, Tonia L. Nicholls, and Melanie L. O'Neill

in Psychological Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment, and Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188288
eISBN:
9780199870486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188288.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The chapter begins with a brief discussion of the need to consider ethnocultural status in mental health assessments and the limitations of current knowledge. It then reviews the impact of ... More


The Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model: Application to Women in Violent Relationships

JACQUELINE CORCORAN and HOLLY BELL

in Building Strengths and Skills: A Collaborative Approach to Working with Clients

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195154306
eISBN:
9780199864287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154306.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter applies the strengths- and skills-building model to women who are living with intimate partner violence. In this approach, the woman's ambivalence about the violent relationship is ... More


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