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Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience

Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience

Empathy, Conservation Education, and Activism

Chapter:
(p.271) 20 Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience
Source:
Ignoring Nature No More
Author(s):
Olin E. Gene Myers
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0020

This chapter discusses the various aspects of humane and conservation education for children. It covers the developmental psychology of children's connections to animals; obstacles to the expression of natural care; how children cope with stresses related to biodiversity loss and other dimensions of environmental damage; supporting practical and emotional coping; how adults and children can learn to participate in and lead change; and developing psychological resilience.

Keywords:   conservation education, children, natural care, environmental damage, coping, psychological resilience

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