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Ignoring Nature No MoreThe Case for Compassionate Conservation$
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Marc Bekoff

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226925332

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.001.0001

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Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience

Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience

Empathy, Conservation Education, and Activism

(p.271) 20 Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience
Ignoring Nature No More

Olin E. Gene Myers

University of Chicago Press

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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