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Life choices : understanding dilemmas and decisions

Author: Tod Stratton Sloan
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©1996
Series: Lives in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Revision of:
Sloan, Tod Stratton, 1952-
Deciding.
New York : Methuen, 1987, ©1986
(DLC) 86008623
(OCoLC)13580345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tod Stratton Sloan
ISBN: 9780429499203 0429499205 9780429978838 0429978839
OCLC Number: 1041706935
Notes: Originally published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Series Title: Lives in context.
Other Titles: Deciding
Responsibility: Tod Sloan.

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This book may be viewed as an "antiguide" to decisionmaking. It rejects mechanical formulas and urges self-reflection and a critique of ideology. Through close readings of fifteen life history intervi

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