Lives Across Cultures: Cross-cultural Human Development

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Allyn and Bacon, 1998 - Cognition and culture - 330 pages
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This classic textbook brings a cross-cultural dimension to the study of human development across the lifespan. It focuses on major developmental topics and provides a global and multicultural perspective by introducing the reader to contemporary and classical research.*Utilizes a cross-cultural perspective to provide opportunities to expand awareness and sensitivity to global similarities and differences in human development thereby reducing ethnocentric thinking. *Emphasizes cultural-ecological and developmental contextual models that recognize bi-directional or reciprocal influences of individuals and their surrounding environments. Particular attention is given to Bronfenbrenners ecological systems approach and Supers and Harkness developmental niche concept. *Discusses chronological-within-topics issues. Cross-cultural research is organized chronologically to demonstrate how behavioral processes evolve and change as individuals in a variety of cultures pass from infancy and childhood through adolescence and into adulthood and old age. *Opens each chapter with vignettes of two individuals from different geographical areas of the world who illustrate one or more of the behaviors

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Yes, this lovely book is a text book. But if you're interested in Cultural Anthropology, this one is highly recommended as it's an easy read. The author makes every aspect simple and very clear. The ... Read full review

Contents

What Is CrossCultural Human Development?
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Design of the Book and Suggestions for Its Use
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Ecological Systems and the Developmental Niche
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Gardiner of the University of Wisconsin--La Crosse

Mutter of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Kosmitzki of Southern Methodist University

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