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By Amy Eva Alberts Warren, Richard M. Lerner, Erin Phelps

Compliment for Thriving and Spirituality between Youth"The editors and their colleagues have helped us to contemplate how you can advertise optimistic adolescence improvement and, extra particularly, how you can aid kids in contributing to the advance of a extra civil society . . . Such paintings will offer practitioners and policymakers and teenagers themselves with the facts they should enhance courses and rules and improve the confident improvement of all younger people." —From the Foreword through Rick Little, founder, overseas formative years beginning; President and CEO, ImagineNations GroupMaking a contribution to the larger solid is a trademark of optimistic formative years improvement (PYD). this primary paintings to discover genuine, empirical connections among spirituality, generosity, and PYD, Thriving and Spirituality between adolescence incorporates a brilliant and numerous selection of chapters in accordance with learn from students representing a wide range of fields—including biology, sociology, and theology. This groundbreaking source attracts on state-of-the-art concept, technique, and expertise to supply strategies for enforcing practices that help formative years luck in either their inner most and public lives.Drawing on study performed with different teams, together with immigrants to the U.S. (for instance, Hispanic youth), early life from diversified countries (for example China and Israel), and early life of alternative religions (for instance, Christians, Muslim, and Jews), this ebook integrates qualitative info, physiological and mind imaging info, and a number of quantitative info to make clear PYD, including:The neuronal and physiological dimensions of spirituality and PYDAssociations among meditation and emotion regulationThe dynamic developmental strategies enthusiastic about nice Love-CompassionDevelopmental trajectories of non secular conversionReligious teenagers' perspectives of good fortune and spiritualityThe dating among ethnic and non secular identityThe interaction of self-transcendence and mental maturityThe position of faith and spiritual enterprises in adaptationReligious trust structures and their dating to PYDThriving and Spirituality between formative years launches a brand new and interesting empirical section within the research of religious improvement in the social and behavioral sciences that units a baseline in how religious improvement in adolescence should be measured.

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Pp. 505–570). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. P1: OTA/XYZ P2: ABC JWBT513-c01 JWBT513-Warren 16 July 31, 2011 8:32 Printer Name: Courier Westford, Westford, MA RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES AND FUTURE POSSIBILITIES Hirsch, J. (2004). Uniqueness, diversity, similarity, repeatability, and heritability. In C. Garcia Coll, E. Bearer, & R. M. ), Nature and nurture: The complex interplay of genetic and environmental influences on human behavior and development (pp. 127–138). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Lerner, R. M. (2002). ).

Spiewak and Sherrod explore in Chapter 8 whether there are shared developmental pathways between religious/spiritual engagement and PYD. They propose the 3H Model to capture the overlapping nature of development, with three domains of functioning common to both PYD and religion/spirituality: Head, Heart, and Hands. These domains capture the cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of human experience. They argue that religious/spiritual development proceeds as part of the development of PYD, rather than as a separate strand.

Importantly, such prefrontal regions are also involved in cognitive reappraisal, thus providing a basis for believing that meditation might have an impact on emotion regulation abilities, like reappraisal. In sum, the studies noted previously collectively suggest that R/S practices such as meditation are positively associated with well-being and that meditation impacts prefrontal cortical regions. In addition, PFC regions implicated in meditation are known to be involved in at least one form of emotion regulation, specifically cognitive reappraisal.

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