Authoritative Communities

The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child

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ISBN: 978-0-387-72720-2 (Print) 978-0-387-72721-9 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVI

  2. A Report to the Nation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-68

      Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities

  3. Primal Connections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Pages 71-85

      The Biochemistry of Family Commitment and Youth Competence: Lessons from Animal Models

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      Pages 87-102

      How Mother Nurture Helps Mother Nature: Scientific Evidence for the Protective Effect of Good Nurturing on Genetic Propensity Toward Anxiety and Alcohol Abuse

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      Pages 103-120

      Investing in Children and Society: What We Have Learned from Seven Decades of Attachment Research

  4. Meaning and Morality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-135

      The Consolidation of Conscience in Adolescence

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      Pages 137-150

      Best Bets for Improving the Odds for Optimum Youth Development

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      Pages 151-162

      Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of the Healthy Person: Notes from the Founders of Modern Psychology and Psychiatry

  5. Connecting to the Transcendent

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163

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      Pages 165-186

      Hardwired for God: A Neuropsychological Model for Developmental Spirituality

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      Pages 187-225

      A Tale of Two Religious Effects: Evidence for the Protective and Prosocial Impact of Organic Religion

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      Pages 227-244

      Focused on Their Families: Religion, Parenting, and Child Well-Being

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      Pages 245-260

      Minding the Children with Mindfulness: A Buddhist Approach to Promoting Well-Being in Children

  6. The Changing Connections of Adolescence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261

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      Pages 263-280

      The Psychobiology of Adolescence

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      Pages 281-294

      Elders and Sons

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      Pages 295-302

      Spirituality and Resilience in Adolescent Girls

  7. Connecting to Community

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303

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      Pages 305-321

      Promoting Well-Being Among At-Risk Children: Restoring a Sense of Community and Support for Development

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      Pages 323-338

      Sex, Guns, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Influence of Media in Children’s Lives

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      Pages 339-351

      The Civil Society Model: The Organic Approach to Building Character, Competence, and Conscience in Our Young People

  8. Commentaries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 353-353

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 355-368

      Caring and Character: How Close Parental Bonds Foster Character Development in Children

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 369-374

      Gather Around the Children

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 375-386