Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy by Lene Arnett JensenBridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy by Lene Arnett Jensen

Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research…

byLene Arnett Jensen

Hardcover | September 25, 2010

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This cutting-edge book brings together eminent experts who propose ways to bridge cultural and developmental approaches to human psychology. The experts heed the call of cultural psychology to study different peoples around the world and to recognize that culture profoundly impacts how wethink, feel, and act. At the same time, they also take seriously the developmental science perspective that humans everywhere share common life stage tasks and ways of learning. Doing what has not previously been done, the experts integrate key insights and findings from cultural and developmentalresearch. The result is a book brimming with new and creative syntheses for theory, research, and policy.This book is in step with a world where culturally diverse peoples interact with one another more than ever due to migration, worldwide media, and international trade and travel. With these interactions come changes to cultures and the psychological development of their members, and the implicationsfor scholarship and policy are thoughtfully examined here.The book covers a wide range of related topics. It addresses the intersection of development and culture for psychological processes such as learning and memory, for key contexts of development such as family and civil society, for conceptions of self and identity, and for how the life course ispartitioned including a focus on childhood and emerging adulthood.With its inclusion of diverse life phases, diverse topics, and experts from diverse disciplines and cultures, this volume speaks to a broad range of developmental and cultural issues. The synthesis of cultural and developmental approaches should be exciting and eye-opening to anyone with an interestin human psychology in today's global world.
Lene Arnett Jensen is Associate Professor of Psychology at Clark University, USA, where she holds the Oliver and Dorothy Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship. Her research addresses moral and civic development, and cultural identity formation in the context of globalization. A native of Denmark, Dr. Jensen has resided in a number of count...
Title:Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research…Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

William Damon: ForewordLene Arnett Jensen: Introduction: Changing Our Research for a Changing WorldContributor ListPart I: Developmental Processes and Culture1. Lene Arnett Jensen: The Cultural-Developmental Theory of Moral Psychology: A New Synthesis2. Jin Li: Cultural Frames of Children's Learning Beliefs3. Michelle Leichtman: A Global Window on Memory DevelopmentPart II: Developmental Contexts and Culture4. Jacqueline J. Goodnow: Merging Cultural and Psychological Accounts of Family Contexts5. Xinyin Chen: Peer Relationships, Culture, and Human Development6. Constance Flanagan, M. Loreto Martinez, and Patricio Cumsille: Civil Societies as Cultural and Developmental Contexts for Civic Identity Formation7. Alice Schlegel: Adolescent Ties to Adult Communities: The Intersection of Culture and DevelopmentPart III: Developmental Selves and Culture8. Jean S. Phinney and Oscar A. Baldelomar: Identity Development in Multiple Cultural Contexts9. Fred Rothbaum and Yan Z. Wang: Cultural and Developmental Pathways to Acceptance of Self and Acceptance of the World10. Jaan Valsiner: The Development of Individual Purposes: Creating Actuality Through NoveltyPart IV: Developmental Phases and Culture11. A. Bame Nsamenang: The Culturalization of Developmental Trajectories: A Perspective on African Childhoods and Adolescences12. Jeffrey Arnett: Emerging Adulthood(s): The Cultural Psychology of a New Life Stage13. Saraswathi Tharakad, Jayanthi Mistry and Ranjana Dutta: Reconceptualizing Lifespan Development Through a Hindu PerspectiveRichard Shweder: Commentary