Lives Aross Cultures Cross-Cultural Human Development

ISBN-10: 0205841740

ISBN-13: 9780205841745

Edition: 5th 2011

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Interdisciplinary exploration of cross-cultural human development throughout the lifespan. Presented in a chronological-within-topics approach, covering the entire lifespan, this text focuses on cultural similarities and differences in human development throughout the world while emphasizing links among theory, research and practical applications. Combining the latest research with vignettes, stories, and personal experiences in their highly-praised, scholarly, yet engaging conversational and frequently humorous writing style, the authors make the study of similarities and differences an exciting experience.
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Book details

List price: $121.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
Introduction
What Is Cross-Cultural Human Development?
Cross-Cultural Human Development and the Other Social Sciences
Some Important Themes
A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Goals for the Field
An Ecological Model
The Developmental Niche
A Developmental Orientation
A Chronological-Within-Topics Approach
Another Piece of the Developmental Puzzle: The Human Genome
Practical Applications
Overview of the Book
Some Cross-Cultural Teasers
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Theories and Methodology
Theories of Development
What Is a Theory?
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model
Super and Harkness's Developmental Niche
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory of Development
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Methodology in Cross-Cultural Human Development
Studying Development Cross-Culturally: Some Methods, Problems, and Solutions
Methods for Assessing Components of the Developmental Niche
Studying Ecological Systems
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Culture and Socialization
Ecological Context
What is Socialization?
Ecological Model and the Developmental Niche
Some Cultural Variations in the Socialization of Behavior
Pregnancy, Prenatal Development, and Birth
Infancy
Sleep
Crying
Childhood
Formal Versus Informal Learning
Adolescence
Rites of Passage
Adulthood
Late Adulthood
Cultural Views of Aging
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
The Family In Cultural Context
Ecological Context
Cultural Variations in the Family Life Cycle
Mate Selection
Marriage and Other Long-Term Relationships
The Birth Process Across Cultures
The Ecology of Birth
The Transition to Parenthood
Infancy and Childhood
Parental Belief Systems
Mothering
Fathering
Adolescence
The Ecological Model and Adolescence
Cross-Cultural Differences in Adolescent Peer Relationships
Adulthood and Aging
Grandparenthood
Caring for the Elderly
The Changing Context of Families
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Culture, Language, and Cognition
Ecological Context: The Language-Cognition-Culture Link
Infancy
Early Cognitive Development in Cultural Contexts
Language Acquisition
Early Second-Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
Childhood
Stages of Knowing and Learning
Language Skills and Language Socialization
Adolescence
Formal Operational Thinking
Adulthood
Reasoning and Decision making
Late Adulthood
Intelligence and Cognitive Aging
Language and Communication in Later Life
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Culture, Self, and Personality
Ecological Context: Temperament, Personality, and Self
Temperament and Heritability of Traits
The Self: Some Cultural Perspectives
Infancy
Temperament, Ecological Systems, and the Developmental Niche
Temperament and "Goodness of Fit"
Childhood
The Emerging Self-Concept
Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
Adolescence
Identity Formation
Social Identity Formation
Adulthood
A Time of Stability and Change
Late Adulthood
Personality Changes in Senescence or Illness
The "Aging" Self
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Culture and Social Behavior
Ecological Context
Infancy
Child-Caretaker Relationships and Attachment Patterns
The Secure-Base Hypothesis
The Sensitivity Hypothesis
Moderators of Attachment and Social Development
Childhood
Peer Culture and Social Relationships
Moral Development and Prosocial Orientation
Cultural Influences on Caring and Justice Orientation
Aggression
Adolescence
Family and Peer Influences on Adolescent Social Behavior
Cultural Influences on Adolescent Social Behavior
Adulthood
Work and Leisure in Middle Adulthood
Sport as a Social Phenomenon
Late Adulthood
Attachment, Social Support, and Well-Being in Later Adulthood
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Culture and Issues of Gender and Sexuality
Ecological Context: Theoretical Perspectives on Gender Differences
Biological Perspectives
Evolutionary Perspectives
Socialization and Learning Perspectives
Infancy
Sex Preference and Sex Ratio at Birth
Childhood
Gender Socialization
Cultural Influences on Female and Male Socialization
Gender Relationships in Childhood
Adolescence
Markers of Sexual Maturation
Gender, Sexuality, and Cultural Taboos
Adulthood
Status and the Division of Labor Within the Family
Division of Labor in the Workforce
Gender Relations in Social Status and Public Policy
Later Adulthood
The Experience of Menopause
Divorce and Widowhood
Gender Roles and Status in Old Age
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Culture, Health, and Illness
Ecological Context: Cultural Concepts of Health and Healing
Culture-Bound Syndromes
Medical Diagnosis Across Cultures
Illness, Stress, and Coping
Infancy
Risks to Infant Health
Childhood
Childhood Obesity
Childhood Mental Health
Ecological Influences on Early Coping Behavior
Adolescence
Eating Disorders
Culture and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Adulthood
Mental Health Issues
Acculturation and Adaptation
Later Adulthood
Disease and Premature Aging
Cultural Views on Dementia and Alzeimer's Disease
Coping with Chronic Illness in Older Age
The "Good" Death
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
Developmental Analysis
Future Trends and Applications
Looking Back: A Review of Major Themes and Theories
Ecological Model
Developmental Niche
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
Where Do We Go from Here?
Summary
Study Questions
Further Readings
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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