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How Personal Theories of the Self Shape Beliefs about Personal Continuity and Transformative Experience

Sarah Molouki, Stephanie Y. Chen, Oleg Urminsky, and Daniel M. Bartels

in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198823735
eISBN:
9780191862519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823735.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter summarizes experimental work exploring how individual beliefs about the personally disruptive character of transformative experiences are influenced by intuitive theories of what a self ... More


The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yoga, humanistic psychology, meditation, holistic healing: these practices are commonplace today, yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or ... More


Conversation: reading between the lines

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter asks what can be learned by juxtaposing the accounts of Sherleen, Stan, Karin, and Devon. The case studies capture some of the microprocesses and practices of social and personal change ... More


A Productive, Law-Abiding Citizen

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter takes a closer look at the notion of prison as a turning point. It demonstrates that the majority of interviewees described having experienced a ‘personal change’, an ‘epiphany’ or a ... More


Going down? Caught between stasis and mobility

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on Stan, a middle-class, young white man growing up in the affluent commuter belt but struggling for a sense of purpose. He was interviewed three times, at ages 18 in 1999, 19 in ... More


We Have, Happily, Gone beyond the Chitchat over Tea Cups Stage: Moving beyond Dialogue, 1965–1966

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the second and third years of Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS), an interracial, interfaith civil rights organization sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). In ... More


Breakthrough: The Promise, 1996

Philip Mosley

in The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers: Responsible Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163293
eISBN:
9780231850216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163293.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the film The Promise (1996). This film focuses on a teenager, Igor (Jérémie Renier), caught up in his father's opportunistic and heartless exploitation of a group of immigrant ... More


Life-Changing Events

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A key element in social work and social work education is a belief in the ability to change, discovering previously hidden strengths along the way. Study participants were asked to look back on their ... More


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