The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Lene Arnett Jensen
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Psychology - 742 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture provides a comprehensive synopsis of theory and research on human development, with every chapter drawing together findings from cultures around the world. This includes a focus on cultural diversity within nations, cultural change, and
globalization. Expertly edited by Lene Arnett Jensen, the Handbook covers the entire lifespan from the prenatal period to old age. It delves deeply into topics such as the development of emotion, language, cognition, morality, creativity, and religion, as well as developmental contexts such as
family, friends, civic institutions, school, media, and work.

Written by an international group of eminent and cutting-edge experts, chapters showcase the burgeoning interdisciplinary approach to scholarship that bridges universal and cultural perspectives on human development. This cultural-developmental approach is a multifaceted, flexible, and dynamic way
to conceptualize theory and research that is in step with the cultural and global realities of human development in the 21st century.


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Part Two Birth Infancy and Toddlerhood
Part Three Early and Middle Childhood
Part Four Adolescence
Part Five Emerging and Young Adulthood
Part Six Middle and Older Adulthood

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Lene Arnett Jensen, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Clark University. She is the originator of the "cultural-developmental" theoretical approach for scholarship on human development. Her research addresses moral, civic, and cultural identity development in the context of globalization. A native of Denmark, Dr. Jensen has resided in a number of countries, including Belgium, India, and France. She lives in Massachusetts, USA, with her husband and twin children.

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