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Family, Self, and Human Development Across Cultures

Theory and Applications, 1st Edition

By Cigdem Kagitcibasi


464 pages

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Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı's influential volume was a work of masterful scholarship and field-defining thought that challenged the existing assumptions in mainstream western psychology about the nature of individuals. During the past two decades since its publication, cultural and cross-cultural research and theory on the self, family, and human development have expanded greatly, developing fruitfully from the basic issues and paradigms Kağıtçıbaşı explored. This Classic Edition provides a critical assessment, consideration, and reflection of recent scholarship in this field. It brings this essential work up to date and appraises it in the light of current prevailing perspectives.


Praise for the previous edition: '…a tour de force of integration and synthesis, [this volume] is readable, informative, and accessible both to researchers in the field of cultural and cross-cultural psychology and to college and graduate students interested in a broader perspective regarding human development. … Kagitçibasi has made a dramatic and valuable contribution to thinking about the individual, the family, and culture in both the Majority World and the West.' - PsycCRITIQUES

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Classic Edition 1. Introduction Part 1. Human Development, Self, and Family in Cultural Context 2. Development in Context 3. Socialization for Competence 4. Culture, Self, and Individualism-Collectivism 5. Value of Children and the Family 6. Parenting and the Development of the Autonomous-Related Self Part 2. Implications for Social Issues and Applications 7. Induced Change: The Role of Psychology 8. Intervention: Early Enrichment 9. The Turkish Early Enrichment Project (TEEP) 10. Immigration and Acculturation 11. Search for Integration and Policy Implications

About the Author

Çigdem Kagitçibasi is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Koç University.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General