How can interventions to support purpose or purpose precursors be designed in ways that are age-appropriate?

Tim Reilly

This roundtable focused on the ways in which purpose might be supported by interventions. Age related concerns in interventions were discussed, particularly with regard to developmental transitions. Various sources of possible interventions were also considered, such as counselors, teachers, other adults, technologies, or peer activities. Issues of specificity and generality of intervention, such as the value of focusing interventions on specific life domains (family, career, avocation, or leisure) versus general life goals were discussed.

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