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"Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child is part of the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society. … It emphasizes the importance of developmentally attentive communities that provide boundaries, guidance, and support to young people. … There are several impressive reviews of research on attachment, religion, and the development of conscience … . the scholars associated with the present volume should be commended for tackling such a significant and complex set of concerns." (David W. Carroll, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (2), 2008)