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We believe that these ﬁndings ﬁt together into a discernible whole. Taken together, they tell us a story. Moreover, we believe that this scientiﬁc story can help to guide us as a society toward a better, truer understanding of the crisis of American childhood. 32 First, a great deal of evidence shows that we are hardwired for close attachments to other people, beginning with our mothers, fathers, and extended family, and then moving out to the broader community. Second, a less deﬁnitive but still signiﬁcant body of evidence suggests that we are hardwired for meaning, born with a built-in capacity and drive to search for purpose and reﬂect on life’s ultimate ends.
In these cases as well, many of the descriptions of God, and the qualities that children are likely to associate with the divine, relate to trust and a sense of security and peace—descriptions and attributes that are quite similar to those associated with the experience of healthy parental nurture. As the child matures in religious faith, her or his images of God become more complex and developed, fed by a diversity of ideas and experiences other than those linked to parents. 83 At the same time, the child’s earliest experiences of parental attachment and idealization, and the happiness or disappointment that comes with them, can lay an important foundation for the beginnings of religious comprehension and may set a course in spiritual and religious development that will inﬂuence the rest of the child’s life.
Social environments matter. They can affect us at the cellular level to reduce genetically based risks and even help to transform such risks into behavioral assets. They can also help substantially to raise intelligence and measures of intelligence. The old “nature versus nurture” debate is obsolete. S. children and adolescents. 4. Adolescent risk taking and novelty seeking are connected to changes in brain structure and function. 56 This focus has been important, but incomplete. 57 In particular, recent research is producing important insights into adolescent brain development.