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The “Will to Believe”

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Language, by making possible high beliefs, makes possible some control of belief by the believer: wishful thinking. People can decide to accept or reject testimony. This is faith, the acceptance of ... More


Taking Charge: A School-Based Life Skills Program for Adolescent Mothers

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195172942
eISBN:
9780199893249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172942.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

Taking Charge is the first empirically tested program of its kind, designed specifically to improve academic achievement and self-sufficiency for adolescent and teenage mothers, who face ... More


Conclusion

Vernon Bogdanor

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the British constitution in the twentieth century. The findings reveal that while there was widespread confidence in ... More


Who Said Women Can’t Get Along?

Elizabeth Leslie

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In June 2005, the author of this chapter was sent to a drug rehabilitation program as an alternative to incarceration, called Project Greenhope Services for Women. Project Greenhope houses ... More


The Early Years

Gerald Gunther

in Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195377774
eISBN:
9780199869374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter details the early years of Learned Hand. Learned was born on January 27, 1872, the second and last child of Lydia and Samuel Hand. On the surface, his family environment seemed secure ... More


Authentic Trust

Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores

in Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161113
eISBN:
9780199869220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161114.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Authentic trust involves moods and emotions. It is based on relationships. It is well aware of the possibility of betrayal. It involves self‐trust as well as the trust of others. It encourages ... More


Confirmation through music

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents selected accounts on the role of music in confirming self-image and identity. Music can be seen as a representative for another person, a fellow being and conversation partner ... More


Introduction

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in Trust: Who or What Might Support Us?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244881
eISBN:
9780823252718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244881.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book focuses on trust and distrust in the context of interpersonal relations and examines the extent to which we can also trust the impersonal reality of nature as well as the material universe ... More


Ahlussunnah: A Preaching Network from Kano to Medina and Back

Alex Thurston

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes a network of prominent preachers, the “Ahlussunnah” (People of the tradition of the Prophet) of contemporary Kano, northern Nigeria. Of these preachers, roughly half are ... More


Methods of Reflecting on the Bible

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes the different methods of biblical reflection used as the basis of Action Catholicism among the Maya. It rejected a method that began with a literal interpretation of a biblical ... More


Coping with Rejection: Ego-Defensive Strategies, Self-Esteem, and Interpersonal Relationships

Kristin Sommer

in Interpersonal Rejection

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130157
eISBN:
9780199847761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130157.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Relational devaluation may mean that a person is not anymore fitted with the qualities sought after to maintain and develop a relationship. Considering the assumption that rejection intimidates an ... More


‘And the Lord's power was over all’: anxiety, confidence and masculinity in Fox's Journal

Hilary Hinds

in George Fox and Early Quaker Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081576
eISBN:
9781781702383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081576.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Turning more directly to the pivotal figure of George Fox himself, this chapter suggests that the foundational dissolution of boundaries between human and divine established in the earlier chapters ... More


The narrative of the Global Citizen

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter establishes the parameters of the second great identity narrative in Irish foreign policy discourse—that of Ireland as a Global Citizen. It considers how a vision of Ireland and Irish ... More


Overcoming Polarization: The New Social Morality

Daniel Yankelovich (ed.)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Today's political discourse is dominated by the red/blue theory, which argues that the United States has evolved into a 50–50 nation of liberals and conservatives. According to the red/blue ... More


The role of confidence and identity in civic participation: exploring ethnic group differences

Nahid Ahmad

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is based on the findings from national research commissioned by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), which aimed to examine the differences between ethnic groups in terms of levels ... More


Implications for Female Leaders

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers coping issues relating to women in leadership roles. Leadership requires a certain degree of self-confidence and aggressiveness. Women who do not display confidence and a ... More


Party Standstill in an Era of Change

Piero Ignazi

in Party and Democracy: The Uneven Road to Party Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198735854
eISBN:
9780191799815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735854.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 discusses the premises of the emergence of the cartel party with the parties’ resilience to any significant modification in the face of the cultural, societal, and political changes of the ... More


‘A Voice Within’: Power-Holders’ Perspectives On Authority And Legitimacy

Anthony Bottoms and Justice Tankebe

in Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198701996
eISBN:
9780191772887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701996.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Legitimacy is now a well-established concept in the literature on criminal justice. However, the research so far completed has focused almost exclusively on what might be called audience legitimacy, ... More


Self-Confidence

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in Trust: Who or What Might Support Us?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244881
eISBN:
9780823252718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244881.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

When someone asks you to write a book on trust, you assume that this person has enough trust in your having the capabilities needed to write such a book. The person shows his/her trust by entrusting ... More


Sex and Gender: The Meanings of the Male Body

in The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226569550
eISBN:
9780226569598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569598.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the importance of the male body in the concept of masculinity in medieval England. It explains that masculinity was a physically expressible feature and that the male body was ... More


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