Lives Across Cultures: Cross-cultural Human Development
Allyn and Bacon, 1998 - Cognition and culture - 330 pages
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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What Is CrossCultural Human Development?
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Ecological Systems and the Developmental Niche
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