1. What Does It Mean to Matter?
2. Mattering Matters.
3. Researching Mattering: An Overview.
4. Mattering and Anti–Social Behavior.
5. Mattering and Self–Destructive Behavior.
6. Inducing Mattering.
Appendix: Researching Mattering: A Scientific View.
"This book is recommended for social psychologists, sociologists, psychologists, and social workers. I found it thought provoking and would like to see items on mattering added to large–scale surveys. Readers are likely to think of instances of how not mattering has mattered in their own lives." (International Journal of Sociology of the family, Autumn 2010)