Japanese Frames of Mind: Cultural Perspectives on Human Development by Hidetada ShimizuJapanese Frames of Mind: Cultural Perspectives on Human Development by Hidetada Shimizu

Japanese Frames of Mind: Cultural Perspectives on Human Development

EditorHidetada Shimizu, Robert A. LeVine

Hardcover | January 14, 2002

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Japanese Frames of Mind raises the question as to what Japanese psychology offers Western psychology, in light of research conducted by Japanese and American researchers. The chapters provide a wealth of new data related to Japanese child development, moral reasoning and narratives, schooling and family socialization, and adolescent experiences. By placing the Japanese evidence within the context of Western psychological theory and research, the book calls for a systematic reexamination of Western psychology as one psychology among many other ethnopsychologies.
Title:Japanese Frames of Mind: Cultural Perspectives on Human DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverPublished:January 14, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521781590

ISBN - 13:9780521781596


Table of Contents

Preface Robert LeVine; Introduction; Part I. Moral Scripts and Reasoning: 1. Moral scripts: a US-Japan comparison Hiroshi Azuma; 2. Moral reasoning among adults: Japan-US comparison Nobumichi Isawa; Part II. Mother and Child at Home: 3. The maternal role in Japan: cultural values and socioeconomic conditions Yoshie Nishioka Rice; 4. Japanese mother-child relationships: skill acquisition before the preschool years Shusuke Kobayashi; Part III. Group Life: The Young Child in Preschool and School: 5. Learning to become part of the group: the Japanese child's transition to preschool life Lois Peak; 6. Peer culture and interaction: how Japanese children express their internalization Victoria E. Kelly; Part IV. Adolescent Experience: 7. Beyond individualism and sociocentrism: an ontological analysis of personal experiences of Japanese adolescents Hidetada Shimizu; 8. Returnees to Japan: the impact of having lived in the United States Miya Omori; Part V. Reflections: 9. Children and families: reflections on the 'crisis' in Japanese child-rearing today Merry I. White.

Editorial Reviews

"Scholarly, concise, and interesting, the compilation is highly recommended for academic collections in comparative culture, Japanese studies, and international studies and for general social science collections with a cross-disciplinary/cross cultural emphasis." Choice