The Resource Life choices : understanding dilemmas and decisions, Tod Sloan

Life choices : understanding dilemmas and decisions, Tod Sloan

Label
Life choices : understanding dilemmas and decisions
Title
Life choices
Title remainder
understanding dilemmas and decisions
Statement of responsibility
Tod Sloan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book may be viewed as an "antiguide" to decisiomnaking. It rejects mechanical formulas and urges self-reflection and a critique of ideology. Through close readings of life history interviews, Tod Sloan creates a framework for the interpretation of dilemmas and decisions. Ultimately, we see that a life choice or turning point comprises three phases - dilemma, deliberation, and decision. As each individual recounts a specific instance when a life choice was necessary, the supporting analysis reveals the framework that triggered the sense that a turning point had been reached. Sloan's basic premise is that common sense and mainstream psychology fail to enlighten us about what is actually involved in major life choices. Individuals tend to make decisions that are not in their best interests and, in fact, these decisions tend to reinforce the sociocultural structures that were initially instrumental in the creation of their dilemmas. By reading the extensive case histories and examining the ways in which the subjects' cultural and social embeddedness interacts with unconscious processes, the reader can develop the ability to understand and think critically about personal life decisions. Developed as an antidote to traditional self-help books, Sloan's decision analysis framework is derived from cognitive, phenomenological, and psychoanalytic theory. Each aspect of the decisionmaking process - from the emergence of a dilemma to postdecision regret - can be understood by considering the contexts of personality, life history, practical arrangements, and ideology
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Sloan, Tod Stratton
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.S6 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 J-077
  • BF 448
NLM item number
S634L 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sloan, Tod Stratton
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • Self-deception
  • Interviews
  • Decision Making
  • Self Concept
  • Delusions
  • Decision making
  • Interviews
  • Self-deception
Label
Life choices : understanding dilemmas and decisions, Tod Sloan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Deciding. 1987
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / George C. Rosenwald -- 1. The Problem of Choice -- 2. Life History -- 3. Life Structure -- 4. Psychologies of Decisionmaking -- 5. Life Spheres -- 6. Transitions -- 7. Life Projects -- 8. Authenticity -- 9. Ideology -- 10. Back to the Future
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 158 p.
Isbn
9780813326573
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
95042440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
003045677
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33408211
  • (OCoLC)ocm33408211
Label
Life choices : understanding dilemmas and decisions, Tod Sloan
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Deciding. 1987
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / George C. Rosenwald -- 1. The Problem of Choice -- 2. Life History -- 3. Life Structure -- 4. Psychologies of Decisionmaking -- 5. Life Spheres -- 6. Transitions -- 7. Life Projects -- 8. Authenticity -- 9. Ideology -- 10. Back to the Future
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 158 p.
Isbn
9780813326573
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
95042440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
003045677
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33408211
  • (OCoLC)ocm33408211

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