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Theoretical Perspectives

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

in Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165180
eISBN:
9780199864966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165180.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines the historical roots of family violence research and theory. Four major theoretical models and their specific theories are presented. Theories are explored within micro, meso, ... More


Contexts of Development

Luis H. Zayas

in Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Chapter Three sets the context for understanding how humans development and how families function. It is intended to provide the reader with a backdrop for understanding the discussion in subsequent ... More


The Problem for a Polycriterial Theory of Probability

L. Jonathan Cohen

in The Probable and The Provable

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244127
eISBN:
9780191680748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes the problem for a polycriterial theory of probability. Recent philosophical theories about probability have tended to be polycriterial rather than monocriterial. The ... More


Psychosocial and family care

Justin Amery, Nkosazana Ngidi, Caroline Rose, Collette Cunningham, Carla Horne, and Linda Ganca

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Children are members of numerous social groups: families, clans, tribes, schools, and communities. To understand the effects of life-limiting illnesses on children, one needs to understand the ... More


Industrialists

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The picture of France as a country of small firms is supported by global statistics, though the statistics conceal almost as much as they reveal. This chapter discusses the family firm theory of ... More


Birth Order

William Ickes

in Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how people's birth order (older, younger) in relation to their opposite-sex sibling affects their initial interactions as young adults with members of the opposite sex (that is, ... More


Family change theory: a preliminary evaluation on the basis of recent cross-cultural studies

Boris Mayer

in Intergenerational relations: European perspectives in family and society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300984
eISBN:
9781447310921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300984.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Family change theory (Kagitcibasi, 1996, 2007) is an alternative approach to explain how modernisation and globalisation processes affect the family. The most important assumption of the theory is ... More


Enough to Drive Anybody Crazy

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In his first book, The Divided Self: A Study in Sanity and Madness (1960), Scottish psychoanalyst Ronald D. Laing presents a case study of a psychotic and concludes that the family colluded to kill ... More


Other Local Theories

Nick Fotion

in Theory vs. Anti-Theory in Ethics: A Misconceived Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199373529
eISBN:
9780199373543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373529.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many local theories exist or can be envisioned. One of the former is Ronald Dworkin’s theory titled: Prudent Ideal in Health Care. Dworkin’s theory is not an example of exceptions thinking. Rather, ... More


Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income

Mary Daly and Grace Kelly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318828
eISBN:
9781447318842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318828.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Reconceptualising Family: Everyday Life on a Low Income provides major new insight into contemporary family life, particularly under conditions of poverty and low income. Based on the findings of a ... More


Context Shapes Human Development: Studies from Turkey

Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı and Zeynep Cemalcılar

in Socio-Economic Environment and Human Psychology: Social, Ecological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190492908
eISBN:
9780190879853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492908.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter aims to provide a comprehensive perspective on human behavior by studying the role of the distal environment on developmental processes. Social class, or more specifically socioeconomic ... More


Parental Incarceration and Family Inequality in the United States

Joyce A. Arditti

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that mass incarceration is an insidious mechanism to limit equal opportunity to freely and optimally ‘do family’. Indeed, research documents a host of negative family outcomes ... More


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