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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Culture and Psychological Development

ISBN 9780230008885
Publication Date January 2010
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

From infancy through to school age and beyond, most children are in constant contact with an array of social influences. Home life, education, community and the media all have some part to play in a child's development.

In this absorbing book, the authors discuss the ways such diverse cultural settings impact on behaviour and how children are shaped by the world around them. They examine development from both a cultural and cross-cultural perspective, drawing on case studies, to illuminate theoretical insights.
Students of both developmental and cultural psychology will find this to be the perfect starting point from which to investigate this fascinating topic further.

DABIE NABUZOKA is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS). His research interests include cultural influences on child development and the social functioning of children with learning disabilities. He is co-author (with Janet Empson) of Atypical Child Development in Context (Palgrave Macmillan).

JANET M. EMPSON is a Visiting Fellow to the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University, Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (BPS) and full member of the Health Division of the BPS. Her specialist teaching and research area is developmental psychology with a particular interest in child health and well-being. She is co-author (with Dabie Nabuzoka) of Atypical Child Development in Context (Palgrave).


Introduction and overview
Culture's Influence on Psychological Development; D. Nabuzoka
Approaches to Studying Human Development in Diverse Cultures; D. Nabuzoka
Child-Rearing Goals and Practices; C. Jávo
Social Disadvantage and Child Development; J. Empson
Culture and Cognitive Development; J. Empson and D. Nabuzoka
Language and Psychological Development; D Nabuzoka
The Development of Cultural and Ethnic Identity; R. Takriti
The Role of Culture in Applied Developmental Psychology; D. Nauzoka and J. Empson


This is most suitable for a final year psychology option, and it can strongly be recommended as supplementary reading for any human development course. It makes a very useful distinction between cultural psychology and the cross-cultural, and it has a strong research emphasis. There are very few up-to-date texts in this area, it will corner the market!' - Dr Dave Hiles, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
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