Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

ISBN-10: 0761930787

ISBN-13: 9780761930785

Edition: 2005

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The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches " making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations.Key Features:Presents a wealth of interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as proposals for future areas of inquiry, to help move spiritual development into a mainstream field of learningProvides the first comprehensive collection of social science research on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence to introduce the topic engagingly to studentsFeatures the works of scholars from around the world in multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and educational philosophy) to present a diversity of traditions and approachesIncludes introductions to the volume as well as to each section that provide overviews and syntheses of key concepts.
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Book details

List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Peter L. Benson is president of Search Institute, which provides leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. He has written extensively in adolescent development, altruism, spiritual development, and thriving in adolescence. He serves as principal investigator for Search Institute's initiative on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. In 1991, he received the William James Award for career contributions to the psychology of religion from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Developmental Assets and Asset-Building Communities, All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents, and Religion on Capitol Hill: Myths and Realities. He is general editor for the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society, published by Springer. He holds a doctorate in experimental social psychology from the University of Denver. nbsp;nbsp;

Eugene C. Roehlkepartain is senior adviser in the office of the president, Search Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he provides leadership for research, publishing, training, and consulting projects that focus on spiritual development, as well as the institute's work with congregations of all faiths. Roehlkepartain has written more than 25 books and reports, and numerous newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on youth development, families and parenting, community building, religious and spiritual development, and related issues. In addition to editing this volume, he is a coeditor of Religious Perspectives on Spirituality in Childhood and Adolescence (2005). He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Editors' Preface
Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence: Moving to the Scientific Mainstream
Foundations For The Scientific Study Of Spiritual Development In Childhood And Adolescence
Introduction
Toward a Developmental Analysis of Religious and Spiritual Development
Stages of Faith From Infancy Through Adolescence: Reflections on Three Decades of Faith Development Theory
Spiritual Development: Intersections and Divergence With Religious Development
On Making Humans Human: Spirituality and the Promotion of Positive Youth Development
Philosophical Issues in Spiritual Education and Development
Measurement and Research Design in Studying Spiritual Development
Descriptive Approaches To Spiritual Development
Introduction
The Demographics of Spirituality Among Youth: International Perspectives
The Changing Global Context of Adolescent Spirituality
Spiritual and Religious Pathology in Childhood and Adolescence
Non-Western Approaches to Spiritual Development Among Infants and Young Children: A Case Study From West Africa
Spiritual Experiences and Capacities of Children and Youth
Spirituality And Human Development: Exploring Connections
Introduction
A Neuropsychological Perspective of Spiritual Development
Attachment and Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence
Cognitive-Cultural Foundations of Spiritual Development
The Relationship Between Moral and Spiritual Development
The Relationship Between Spiritual Development and Civic Development
The Relation Between Spiritual Development and Identity Processes
Personality and Spiritual Development
The Ecologies Of Spiritual Development
Introduction
Ethnicity, Culture, and Spiritual Development
The Family as a Context for Religious and Spiritual Development in Children and Youth
Mentors, Friends, and Gurus: Peer and Nonparent Influences on Spiritual Development
Congregations: Unexamined Crucibles for Spiritual Development
Developmental Outcomes Of Spiritual Development
Introduction
Religious Coping by Children and Adolescents: Unexplored Territory in the Realm of Spiritual Development
Resilience and Spirituality in Youth
Delinquency: A Quest for Moral and Spiritual Integrity?
Spiritual Development and Adolescent Well-Being and Thriving
Religion, Spirituality, and Children's Physical Health
Toward The Future In Practice, Policy, And Research
Introduction
Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy With Youth: A Child-Centered Approach
Bridging the Gap: From Social Science to Congregations, Researchers to Practitioners
Integrating Spiritual Development Into Child and Youth Care Programs and Institutions
Bridging to Public Policy and Civil Society
Childhood Spirituality: Strengthening the Research Foundation
The Science of Child and Adolescent Spiritual Development: Definitional, Theoretical, and Field-Building Challenges
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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