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Consensus Document References: Concept of Purpose 2003

Consensus Paper References

Exploring the Nature and Development of Purpose in Youth


  1. Arnett, J.J., Ramos, K.D, & Jensen, L.A. (2001). Ideological views in emerging adulthood: Balancing autonomy and community. Journal of Adult Development, 8 (2), 69-79.
  2. Bensen, P.L. (1997). All Kids Are Our Kids. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  3. Damon, W. (1995). Greater expectations: Overcoming the culture of indulgence in our homes and schools. New York: The Free Press. (Italian, Japanese translations, 1997 - 1999).
  4. Damon, W. (1997). The Youth Charter: How communities can work together to raise standards for all our children. New York: The Free Press.
  5. Emmons, R. A. & Crumpler, C. (2000). Gratitude as a human strength: Appraising the evidence. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology Special Issue: Classical Sources of Human Strength: A Psychological Analysis, 19 (1), 56-69.
  6. Emmons, R.A. (2003). Personal goals, life meaning, and virtue: Wellsprings of a positive life. In Keyes, C.L.M., & Haidt, J.(Eds.). Flourishing: Positive psychology and the life well-lived. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 105-128.
  7. Erikson, E. H. (1968). Identity: youth and crisis. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
  8. Furrow, J.L., Wagener, L.M. (2000). Lessons Learned: The role of religion in the development of wisdom in adolescence. In Brown, W.S. (Ed.) Understanding wisdom: Sources, science, & society. Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 361-391.
  9. Keltner, D., & Haidt, J. (2003). Approaching awe, a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 17 (2), 297-314.
  10. Lerner, R.M., Anderson, P.M., Balsano, A.B., Dowling, E.M., & Bobek, D.L. (2003). Applied Developmental Science of Positive Human Development. In Lerner, R.M., Easterbrooks, M.A. (Eds.) Handbook of psychology: Developmental psychology, 6. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 535-558.
  11. Marcia, J. E. (1980). Identity in adolescence. In J. Adelson (Ed.). Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. New York: Wiley, 1980.
  12. McAdams, D.P. (2001). Generativity in midlife. In: Lachman, M.E. (Ed.) Handbook of midlife development. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 395-443.
  13. Perlstein, D. (2000). Imagined Authority: Blackboard Jungle and the Project of Educational Liberalism, Paedagogica Historica 36, 11, 409-425.
  14. Roeser, R.W., Eccles, J.S., & Sameroff, A.J. (2000). School as a context of early adolescents' academic and social-emotional development: A summary of research findings. Elementary School Journal, 100 (5), 443-471.
  15. Seligman, M. E. P. & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive Psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55, 1, 5-14.
  16. Shweder, R. (2003) Why Do Men Barbecue?: Recipes for Cultural Psychology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
  17. Spencer, M.B., Dupree, D., Cunningham, M., Harpalani, V. and Munoz-Miller, M. (2003). Vulnerability to violence: A contextually-sensitive, developmental perspective on African American adolescents. Journal of Social Issues Special Issue: Youth perspectives on violence and injustice, 59 (1), 33-49.
  18. Zirlott, C. (1999). The formative relationship of the dispositions of humor and humility for reforming false life strategies. Doctoral Dissertation. Duquesne University.