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Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Human Development
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Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Human Development
Theory, Research and Applications

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© 2004 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This collection of essays brings together every major stream of scholarship and theoretical orientation in contemporary psychology, written by a galaxy of prominent names in their fields. The essays cover cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, cultural anthropology, evolutionary psychology and indigenous psychology, and address problems arising out of the application of psychological theories to practice. In his introduction, the editor summarizes the essential features of every position, arguing that it is both possible and desirable to promote meaningful interfaces between them, leading to a holistic perspective on human development.

The volume is split into two sections: the first contains theoretical perspectives with some reference to methodological issues. The second deals with research on topics with which the authors have been associated for many years now. In many cases, the contents of the book draws upon and takes forward work the authors have been doing for a long time; in others, new ideas and insights have been introduced. Collectively, the research covers a

large portion of the world and provides excellent cross-cultural perspectives, backed at

many places by strong empirical data.

T S Saraswathi
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
John W Berry
Ecocultural Perspectives on Human Psychological Development
Lutz H Eckensberger
Wanted
A Contextualized Psychology: Plea for a Cultural Psychology Based on Action Theory  
Heidi Keller
Ontogeny as the Interface between Biology and Culture
Evolutionary Considerations  
Pierre R Dasen
Theoretical Framework in Cross-Cultural Developmental Psychology
An Attempt at Integration  
Cigdem Kagitcibasi
Human Development across Culture
A Contextual-Functional Analysis and Implication for Intervention  
 
PART TWO: RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS
A Bame Nsamenang
Conceptualizing Human Development and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Interface of Indigenous and Exogenous Influences
Alice Schlegel
Modernization and Change in Adolescent Social Life
Reed Larson et al
Adolescence without Family Disengagement
The Daily Family Life of Indian Middle Class Teenagers  
Sevda Bekman
From Research Projects to Nationwide Programme
The Mother-Child Education Programme of Turkey  
Anita Rampal
Counting on Everyday Mathematics
Lilian G Katz
Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education

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