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Damon, William 1944-

Works: 129 works in 583 publications in 5 languages and 19,308 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Interviews  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about William Damon
Most widely held works by William Damon
Handbook of child psychology by William Damon( Book )

84 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A comprehensive report of the current state of developmental psychology."--Page x
Failing Liberty 101 : how we are leaving young Americans unprepared for citizenship in a free society by William Damon( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most serious danger that the United States now faces, says the author, is that our country's future may end up in the hands of a citizenry incapable of sustaining the liberty that has been America's most precious legacy. In this book, he argues that we are failing to prepare today's young people to be responsible American citizens, to the detriment of their life prospects and those of liberty in the United States of the future. He identifies the problems: the declines in civic purpose and patriotism, crises of faith, cynicism, self-absorption, ignorance, indifference to the common good, and shows that our disregard of civic and moral virtue as an educational priority is having a tangible effect on the attitudes, understanding, and behavior of large portions of the youth in our country today
Good work : when excellence and ethics meet by Howard Gardner( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good Work is a profoundly original inquiry into the quest for meaning in a professional career. Like two classics before it, this book makes a pathbreaking contribution to social thought. It will be one of those generative books that stirs thought for many years to come
Greater expectations : overcoming the culture of indulgence in America's homes and schools by William Damon( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damon contends that such things as the cult of self-esteem, the bonding myth, and a child-centered approach to education have contributedto the undermining of children's moral and intellectual development
The social world of the child by William Damon( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble purpose : the joy of living a meaningful life by William Damon( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the personal and spiritual benefits of living life in a way that matters, with an awareness that one's life can reflect a sense of higher purpose no matter what the circumstances. The book draws upon religious, philosophical, and literary writings to show how humans in many cultures and historical epochs have pursued noble purposes by answering God's call as each hears it
Bringing in a new era in character education by William, Ed Damon( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schools from K-12 to college campuses are increasingly paying attention to students' values and accepting responsibility for students' character. But how can we bring in this new era in character education in a way that makes the right kind of difference to young people? What are the approaches that will provide character education the solid foundation necessary to sustain it now and into the future? What obstacles in our current educational system must we overcome, and what new opportunities can we create?" "Bringing in a New Era in Character Education answers these questions, pointing out the directions that character education must take today and offering strategies essential for making progress in the field. The expert contributors explain how we can pass core values down to the younger generation in ways that will elevate their conduct and their life goals. They reveal why relativism has threatened the moral development of young people in our time - and what we can do to turn this around. And they show the critical importance of reestablishing student morality and character as targets of higher education's central mission." "The authors make a case for "moral exemplarity"--Actual human examples of moral excellence - as an effective tool of educational practice and describe how stoic warrior principles can offer a moral manner of managing one's emotions in times of pressure. Perhaps most important, they clarify the necessity of authority in any moral education endeavor - and show how it is actually a powerful force for both personal freedom and character building."--Jacket
The moral child : nurturing children's natural moral growth by William Damon( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the course of moral development in children, and explains the critical role of adult influence in these important stages
The moral advantage : how to succeed in business by doing the right thing by William Damon( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on interviews with 48 executives in a variety of industries, The Moral Advantage describes the many distinct ways that morality contributes to business success. Some of these ways are familiar (following ethical codes, for example), while others, such as unleashing the powers of moral imagination, have received little or no attention." "Damon details the many ways these business leaders applied their moral sense to strengthen their businesses. For some, it was a matter of directly extrapolating a new business concept from a moral (and often spiritual) worldview. For others, it was a sensitivity to what consumers needed and a determination to respond effectively to that. For yet others, it was a commitment to a caring and ethical manner of doing business that required inventive approaches to organizing employees. But in every case, Damon shows that it was by adhering firmly to a personal moral code that these men and women ultimately triumphed."--Jacket
Social and personality development : infancy through adolescence by William Daman( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child development today and tomorrow by William Damon( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-understanding in childhood and adolescence by William Damon( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some do care : contemporary lives of moral commitment by Anne Colby( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors profile twenty-three Americans who have provided exemplary moral leadership including Suzie Valadez, Virginia Durr, Jack Coleman, Charleszetta Waddles and Cabell Brand
Frameworks and ethics for research with immigrants by María G Hernández( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last 3 decades, there has been a rapid growth of diverse immigrant-origin populations in the United States and other postindustrial nations. This volume provides guidance in navigating the complexities of conducting research with immigrant-origin children, adolescents, and their families. It considers culturally and contextually embedded methodologies with a focus on ethical considerations in studying immigrant origin populations. Topics addressed include: Culturally and contextually embedded methodological approachesUndocumented status vulnerability>
The youth charter : how communities can work together to raise standards for all our children by William Damon( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the conclusion of Greater Expectations, his previous book, Damon introduced his idea of "youth charters"--The rules, guidelines, and plans of action that entire communities can draft and adopt to insure that their kids grow up right. Though briefly sketched, his concept has spread, and some towns have subsequently invited him into their communities to help them draft their own charters. In The Youth Charter, Damon describes in full detail the kinds of youth charters parents, teachers, clergy, youth leaders, coaches, the police, and others can adopt and make work for them. He shows how such charters can encourage adults and kids to work together to raise moral and intellectual standards, and how they can imbue our children with the values and goals we expect for their bright future. Drawing on his experience with the communities he has worked with, and tailoring his program to the problems community leaders have needed help in solving, Damon shows how, with youth charters, children's behavior and schooling can improve, and how communities can curb problems of teen vandalism, drinking, drugs, cheating, gambling, and pregnancy
Moral development by William Damon( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path to purpose : helping our children find their calling in life by William Damon( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores why so many children in today's society are choosing to live at home longer, seem to lack career motivation, and struggle to accept the responsibilities of adulthood
Social cognition( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of ideals : the real story of moral choice by William Damon( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cynicism often seems a smarter choice than idealism. There are reasons for this. Politicians have disappointed us time and again; trusted institutions have proven to be self-serving and corrupt; hopes for lasting world peace repeatedly have been dashed; and social inequities persist and increase, unabated by even the grandest of charitable efforts. It is now considered foolish to think that people can be counted on to rise above their narrow self-interests to serve the broader good, or to tell the truth if it does not reflect well on the self. Supporting this bleak view of the human condition is a moral psychology that has taken increasingly cynical turns in recent years. Famous studies have shown that we have an almost unlimited potential for cruelty when placed in the wrong situations. The Power of Ideals presents a different vision, supported by a different kind of evidence. It examines the lives and work of six 20th century moral leaders who pursued moral causes ranging from world peace to social justice and human rights. Using these six cases to illustrate how people can make choices guided by their moral convictions, rather than by base emotion or social pressures, authors William Damon and Anne Colby explore the workings of three virtues: inner truthfulness, humility, and faith. Through their portrayal of the noble lives of moral leaders, the authors argue that all of us--with ordinary lives--can exercise control over important life decisions and pursue ideals that we believe in"--
Childhood gender segregation : causes and consequences( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Good work : when excellence and ethics meet
Failing Liberty 101 : how we are leaving young Americans unprepared for citizenship in a free societyGood work : when excellence and ethics meetGreater expectations : overcoming the culture of indulgence in America's homes and schoolsNoble purpose : the joy of living a meaningful lifeBringing in a new era in character educationThe moral child : nurturing children's natural moral growthThe moral advantage : how to succeed in business by doing the right thingSocial and personality development : infancy through adolescence
Alternative Names
Damon William

Damon, William V. B.

William Damon Amerikaans psycholoog

William Damon psicólogu estauxunidense

ويليام ديمون عالم نفس أمريكي

ویلیام دیمون

데이먼, 윌리엄 1944-

데이몬, 윌리암 1944-

デイモン, W.

デイモン, ウィリアム

デーモン, W.