Drawing on naturalistic accounts of major life or career decisions, this book explores the personal transformation involved in moving from indecision to decision. The central argument is that the divisive experience of indecision is a natural design for coming to a decision. Division between two poles of possibility initiates a wavering dialectic that guides a person toward resolution. Other topics include criteria for good decisions, the roles of wisdom and technique in deciding, phases of decision, and what makes a decision intelligible.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 8: Psychology , #22|
About the Author
The Author: Larry Cochran is a Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah and his M.A. from the University of Oregon. Dr. Cochran has published widely in professional journals and has authored four other books: Position and the Nature of Personhood, Portrait and Story, The Meaning of Grief, and The Sense of Vocation.