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1st Edition

Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science

Edited By

Marc H. Bornstein

ISBN 9780415648196
Published October 29, 2012 by Psychology Press
624 Pages

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Book Description

Researchers and theoreticians commonly acknowledge the profound impact of culture on all aspects of development. However, many in the field are often unaware of the latest cultural literatures or how development proceeds in places other than their home locations. This comprehensive handbook covers all domains of developmental science from a cultural point of view and in all regions of the globe. Part 1 covers domains of development across cultures, and Part 2 focuses on development in different places around the world. The Handbook documents child and caregiver characteristics associated with cultural variation, and it charts relations between cultural and developmental variations in physical, mental, emotional, and social development in children, parents, and cultural groups.

This contemporary and scholarly resource of culture in development covers theoretical, methodological, substantive, and ethnic issues as well as geographic approaches. Each chapter includes an introduction, historical and demographic considerations, theory, an overview of the most important classical and modern research studies, recommended future directions in theory and research, and a conclusion. The chapters focus on children from the prenatal stage through adolescence.

Interdisciplinary in nature, the Handbook will appeal to human development theoreticians, researchers, and students in psychology, education, and pediatrics. Ideal for those new to the field, readers will appreciate the plethora of cultural examples from all fields of child and human development and developmental examples from all fields of cultural study.


Table of Contents

Part 1: Domains of Development Across Cultures J. J. Goodnow, Culture. F. J. R. Van De Vijver, J. Hofer, A. Chasiotis, Methodology. C. M. Worthman, Survival and Health. K. E. Adolph, L. B. Karasik, C. S., Tamis-LeMonda, Motor Skill. J. F. Werker, D. M. Maurer, K. A. Yoshida, Perception. M. Cole, X. E. Cagigas, Cognition. E. Lieven, S. Stoll, Language. D. A. Wagner, Literacy. J. Kagan, Emotions and Temperament. R. A. Thompson, E. A. Virmani, Self and Personality. D. L. Best, Gender. K. H. Rubin, C. Cheah, M. M. Menzer, Peers. M. Gauvain, R. D. Parke, Socialization. M. H. Bornstein, J. E. Lansford, Parenting. G. W. Holden, B. Vittrup, Religion. Part 2: Development in Different Places on Earth C. S. Tamis-LeMonda, K. E. McFadden, The United States of America. R. De Castro Ribas, Jr., Central and South America. M. Pinquart, R. K. Silbereisen, European Union. R. A. Ahmed, North Africa and the Middle East. A. B. Nsamenang, J. L. Lo-oh, Afrique Noire. D. A. Nelson, C. H. Hart, E. K. Keister, K. Piassetskaia, Russia. X. Chen, L. Wang, China. D. W. Shwalb, B. J. Shwalb, J. Nakazawa, J. Hyun, H. Van Le, M. P. Satiadarma, East and Southeast Asia: Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia. T. S. Saraswathi, R. Dutta, India. A. V. Sanson, J. E. Paterson, Australia and New Zealand. R. H. Bradley, The HOME Environment. M. H. Bornstein, L. R. Cote, Immigration and Acculturation.

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"This landmark publication singularly crystallizes and advances understanding of the nature and importance of the cultural bases of human development. The Handbook will provide the theoretical and empirical foundation for scientific progress for decades to come." - Richard M. Lerner, Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science, Tufts University

"Moving far beyond the usual restricted range of who is studied by whom, Bornstein elegantly brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine the varieties of ways in which culture prescribes and proscribes childhood experiences." -  Carola Suárez-Orozco, New York University

"Bornstein’s Handbook is an exciting and far-sighted overview of the most challenging area of developmental science -- the formation of human mind in the variety of cultural milieux. An excellent selection of pioneers and cutting edge researchers makes this handbook an essential guide." - Hiroshi Azuma, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University

"[In] this handbook … leading scholars take the reader to new horizons by travelling around the world to explore undiscovered areas of developmental science. Instructors and researchers alike will find an authoritative, informative, and invaluable volume for teaching and studying cross-cultural psychology and human development.  Bornstein is the 2009 recipient of the Society for Research in Child Development Distinguished Award to International Contributions to Child Development.  This new book confirms that recognition. " - Abraham (Avi) Sagi-Schwartz, University of Haifa

"The Handbook … is a sure-fire antidote to parochialism and ethnocentrism in developmental psychology. This innovative volume … invites you to pick up and spin a multicultural globe so as to broaden and deepen your understanding of similarities and differences in childhood on a world-wide scale."  - Richard A. Shweder, University of Chicago