American Values Decline: What We Can Do

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Airleaf, May 1, 2005 - Education - 438 pages
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Our individual futures, as well as the future of our nation, will be strongly influenced by our understanding of the power of values for good or bad and what we can do to nurture the right ones in ourselves and others - in family life, in our schools, in political leadership, in the administration of justice, in domestic and international business, and in other aspects of our daily lives. This book identifies how certain core values have made our nation great and shows how these values are compatible with the rules for productive living of most of the religions of the world. It illustrates how values are shaped from birth - for good or bad - by those around us, and what we can do to enhance or negate these effects. It documents the problems that have been created by a moral decline in America and presents proven means for reversing the situation. "This is an extraordinary book - a trumpet call to individuals who professionally interact with clients of all ages." Dr. Carolyn Fouts, Licensed Mental Health Counselor "A very good handbook for compassionate conservatives." Dr. Clarence Boonstra, Career Minister, U.S. Department of State "[Fox] examines various means to nurture stronger values in ourselves and others ... His explorations and conclusions provide the grist for productive debate." The Gainesville Sun
 

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Contents

WHY CERTAIN CORE VALUES
1
The Need To Teach Our Heritage
16
Conclusion
32
Declaration Of The World Conference Of Religions
39
Declaration Of The United Nations
42
Evidence Of Negative Change In Levels Of Honesty
55
Evidence Of Negative Change In Part Of The Black
73
Further Development Through Conscious Analysis
87
What Needs To Be Done
166
Prospects
192
Misdirections In Welfare
214
Conclusion
235
Employers Put On The Spot
241
THE NEED FOR NURTURING CORE
249
Unwarranted Compensation
259
Questionable Payoffs Abroad
267

The Genetic Factor
89
Values Influence Our Can Do Feelings
107
Enhancing Feelings Of SelfEfficacy
121
Reducing The Incidence Of Delinquency And Crime
136
Discouraging Fantasies About Life In Africa
151
What Needs To Be Done
296
Conclusion
332
NOTES
340
INDEX
411
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Dr. Fox received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from Ohio State. He is a consultant in the areas of motivation, group problem solving, performance appraisal, and supervisory skills training, and is Professor Emeritus of organizational behavior and management at the Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Florida. He is a member of the Society For Organizational And Industrial Psychology and a Fellow in the Academy of Management. He was a Fulbright Lecturer in management and organization theory at the Finnish School of Economics and the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki, he studied Japanese management as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at Kyoto University, and was a Principal Investigator for leadership research that was supported by the Office of Naval Research. In addition to having published several books, he has published numerous articles and has been a consultant to many organizations.

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