Human Development in Multicultural Contexts: A Book of Readings / Edition 1

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Overview

This book focuses on the issues of life cycle development from a multicultural perspective. It explores the impact of cultural influences on development within each of the life stages and dimensions of development and utilizes a non-Eurocentric approach. It introduces the reader to several theories, research studies and applications and examines the traditional research and modifications as a result of diverse cultural approaches. Human Development in Multicultural Contexts offers an important and significant alternative to other human development books that omit cultural variables. It helps to provide a balance in life with respect to resources, fresh perspectives, and techniques. This multicultural book is information for a psychology of all people. A non-Eurocentric approach integrates the scholarship of developmental psychology research from several cultures. It identifies historical and contemporary contributions and experiences and deals with relevant developmental issues such as vocational development, eating disorders, and dating violence. Ideal for anyone interested in developmental psychology of the developmental stages of life from a multicultural perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130195234
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/4/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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Preface

Human Development in Multicultural Contexts highlights cultural influences on each of four major dimensions of development—the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social—during several stages of the life cycle: infancy, preschool, middle childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This book of readings introduces students to theories, empirical research, and applications from a multicultural perspective that have become central to the field of life-cycle developmental psychology.

Each chapter of the book is in two parts: an overview, which is the editor's discussion of how that particular life stage traditionally has been researched within the four dimensions of development—and of some important multicultural correctives to these portrayals—and readings, a selection of articles (in excerpted format) that present specific multicultural studies. Thus this book of readings can provide you with resources, insights, and techniques with which to balance the perspectives on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sex in your other courses.

It is assumed that students using Human Development in Multicultural Contexts have been introduced to the fundamentals of life-cycle developmental psychology through other textbooks and classes. This book of readings, therefore, is not intended to replace any textbook in developmental psychology; its goal is to supplement existing course materials by offering a multicultural perspective that has typically been lacking in textbooks on developmental psychology.

Each chapter opens with "Questions for Reflection" that will guide your reading. I have also provided you with suggestions forfurther reading and some activities and questions to serve as a review of each chapter.

Due to space limitations in this text, we were unable to reprint the readings in their entirety. We have provided you with the complete citation of the articles on the first page of each essay selection. I encourage you to continue your studies on multicultural issues in life-cycle developmental psychology by reading the articles in their entirety as they appeared in journal form. The authors provide a wealth of information on innovative research methodologies and suggestions for further research. I also encourage you to pursue your own research in life-cycle developmental psychology from a multicultural perspective.

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each Part begins with Questions for Reflection, Editor's Notes, and Selected Readings.)

CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE.

INTRODUCTION.

What Is Life-Cycle Developmental Psychology? Multiculturalism in Life-Cycle Developmental Psychology. Multiculturalism in Life-Cycle Developmental Psychology: From Marginality to Inclusion. Placing Multiculturalism Within Developmental Psychology Courses. Rationale for the Selection of Readings.

I. INFANCY.

OVERVIEW: CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY.

Physical Development in Infancy. Cognitive Development. Focus on Infant-Directed Speech. Emotional Development. Focus on Infants' Sleeping Arrangements. Focus on Infant Temperament. Social Development. Focus on Mother-Infant Attachment. Focus on Play.

READINGS

Functional Analysis of the Contents of Maternal Speech to Infants of 5 and 13 Months in Four Cultures: Argentina, France, Japan, and the United States, Marc Bornstein, Joseph Tal, Charles Rahn, et al.

Cultural Variations in Infant's Sleeping Arrangements: Questions of Independence, Gilda Morelli, Barbara Rogoff, David Oppenheim, et al.

Reactivity in Infants: A Cross-National Comparison, Jerome Kagan, Doreen Arcus, Nancy Snidman, et al .

Sleeping Out of Home in a Kibbutz Communal Arrangement: It Makes a Difference for Infant-Mother Attachment, Abraham Sagi, Frank Donnell, Marinus H. van Ijzendoorn, et al.

Play in Two Societies: Pervasiveness of Process, Specificity of Structure, Marc Bornstein, O. Maurice Haynes, Liliana Pascual, et al.

Review Questions and Activities.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

II. PRESCHOOL YEARS.

OVERVIEW: CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY.

Physical Development in the Preschool Years. Cognitive Development. Focus on Language Advances. Focus on Child Care. Emotional Development. Focus on the Role of the Mother. Focus on the Role of the Father. Social Development. Focus on Play. Focus on Preschoolers' Exposure to Real Violence.

READINGS.

Parent's Report of Vocabulary and Grammatical Development of African American Preschoolers: Child and Environmental Associations, Joanne Roberts, Margaret Burchinal, and Meghan Durham.

Child Care for Children in Poverty: Opportunity or Inequality?, Deborah Phillips, Miriam Voran, Ellen Kisker, et al.

Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between German and Japanese Toddlers. Wolfgang Friedlmeier / Gisela Trommsdorff.

African-American Fathers in Low Income, Urban Families: Development, Behavior, and Home Environment of Their Three-Year Old Children, Maureen Black, Howard Dubowitz, and Raymond Starr, Jr.

Cultural Differences in Korean-and Anglo-American Preschooler's Social Interaction and Play Behaviors, Jo Ann Farver, Yonnie Kwak Kim, and Yoolim Lee.

Effects of Community Violence on Inner-City Preschoolers and Their Families, Jo Ann Farver, Lucia Natera, and Dominick Forsch.

Review Questions and Activities.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

III. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD.

OVERVIEW: CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood. Cognitive Development. Focus on Academic Achievement and Adjustment. Focus on Language Development. Emotional Development. Focus on Children of Divorce. Focus on Self-Care After School. Social Development. Focus on the Influence of a Peer Group.

READINGS.

Gender Effects in Children's Beliefs About School Performance: A Cross-Cultural Study. Anna Stetsenko / Todd D. Little / Tamara Gordeeva, et al.

Phonetic Awareness: Knowledge of Orthography-Phonology Relationships in the Character Acquisition of Chinese Children. Hua Shu / Richard C. Anderson / Ningning Wu.

A Prospective Study of the Effects of Marital Status and Family Relations on Young Children's Adjustment among African-American and European-American Families, Daniel Shaw, Emily Winslow, and Clare Flanagan.

Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: Choices in After-School Care and Child Development, Deborah Lowe Vandell and Janaki Ramanan.

Costa Rican Children's Perceptions of Their Social Networks, Melissa DeRossier and Janis Kupersmidt.

Review Questions and Activities.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

IV. ADOLESCENCE.

OVERVIEW: CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE.

Physical Development During Adolescence. Cognitive Development. Focus on Body Image. Emotional Development. Focus on Identity Development. Focus on Adolescent Depression. Social Development. Focus on Friendships and Membership in a Peer Group. Focus on Sexual Activity and Risk-Taking Behavior.

READINGS.

Effects of Body Fat on Weight Concerns, Dating, and Sexual Activity: A Longitudinal Analysis of Black and White Adolescent Girls, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Richard Udry, Benjamin Campbell, et al.

The Collectivistic Nature of Ethnic Identity Development Among Asian-American College Students. Christine J. Yeh /Karen Huang

Depression in Adolescence, Anne C. Petersen, Bruce Compas, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, et al.

Adolescent Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Best Friend Interactions, Cami McBride and Tiffany Field.

Searching for the Magic Johnson Effect: AIDS, Adolescents, and Celebrity Disclosure, Bruce Brown, Jr., Marc Baranowski, John Kulig, et al.

Review Questions and Activities.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

V. ADULTHOOD.

OVERVIEW: CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT IN ADULTHOOD.

Physical Development in Adulthood. Focus on Physical Functioning. Cognitive Development. Focus on Awareness and Utilization of Long-Term Care Services. Focus on Objectified Body Consciousness. Emotional Development. Focus on Continuity in Personality Across the Life Cycle. Focus on Depressive Psychopathology in Older Adults. Focus on Fear of Death. Social Development. Focus on Family Violence. Focus on Grandparenting. Focus on the Experience of Bicultural Identity.

READINGS.

Constant Hierarchic Patterns of Physical Functioning Across Seven Populations in Five Countries. Luigi Ferrucci /Jack M. Guralnik /Francesca Cecchi, et al.

Awareness and Utilization of Community Long-Term Care Services by Elderly Korean and Non-Hispanic White Americans. Ailee Moon /James E. Lubben / Valentine Villa.

Women and Objectified Body Consciousness: Mothers' and Daughters' Body Experience in Cultural, Developmental, and Familial Context, Nita McKinley.

Age Differences in Personality Across the Adult Life Span: Parallels in Five Cultures, Robert McRae, Paul Costa, Jr., Margarida Pedroso do Lima, et al.

Ethnicity, Gender, and Depressive Symptoms in Older Workers, Maria Fernandez, Elizabeth Mutran, Donald Reitzes, et al.

Personality and Demographic Factors in Older Adults' Fear of Death. Victor G. Cicirelli.

Changing Community Responses to Wife Abuse: A Research and Demonstration Project in Iztacalco, Mexico, Gillian Fawcett, Lori Heise, Leticia Isita-Espejel, et al.

Raising Grandchildren: The Experiences of Black and White Grandmothers, Rachel Pruchno.

Bicultural Identification: Experiences of Internationally Adopted Children and Their Parents. Myrna L. Friedlander / Lucille C. Larney / Marianne Skau, et al.

Review Questions and Activities.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

References.

Credits.

Index.

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Preface

Preface

Human Development in Multicultural Contexts highlights cultural influences on each of four major dimensions of development—the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social—during several stages of the life cycle: infancy, preschool, middle childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This book of readings introduces students to theories, empirical research, and applications from a multicultural perspective that have become central to the field of life-cycle developmental psychology.

Each chapter of the book is in two parts: an overview, which is the editor's discussion of how that particular life stage traditionally has been researched within the four dimensions of development—and of some important multicultural correctives to these portrayals—and readings, a selection of articles (in excerpted format) that present specific multicultural studies. Thus this book of readings can provide you with resources, insights, and techniques with which to balance the perspectives on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sex in your other courses.

It is assumed that students using Human Development in Multicultural Contexts have been introduced to the fundamentals of life-cycle developmental psychology through other textbooks and classes. This book of readings, therefore, is not intended to replace any textbook in developmental psychology; its goal is to supplement existing course materials by offering a multicultural perspective that has typically been lacking in textbooks on developmental psychology.

Each chapter opens with "Questions for Reflection" that will guide your reading. I have also provided you with suggestions for further reading and some activities and questions to serve as a review of each chapter.

Due to space limitations in this text, we were unable to reprint the readings in their entirety. We have provided you with the complete citation of the articles on the first page of each essay selection. I encourage you to continue your studies on multicultural issues in life-cycle developmental psychology by reading the articles in their entirety as they appeared in journal form. The authors provide a wealth of information on innovative research methodologies and suggestions for further research. I also encourage you to pursue your own research in life-cycle developmental psychology from a multicultural perspective.

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