Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications (Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology)

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9781567506617: Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications (Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology)

Distinguished authors detail cross-cultural issues affecting youngsters, including parenting practices, gender role socialization, risk and resilience in childhood, and more. The text challenges existing beliefs about childhood development, offers current research on childrearing and socialization practices in diverse cultures, and examines social and educational policies as they relate to children and adolescents. Socialization practices within families, communities, and educational settings are included.

This volume, which includes both field-based and experimental research, will appeal to practitioners, scholars, and students in the fields of child psychology, cross-cultural psychology, anthropology, sociology, child and family studies, and social work.

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UWE P. GIELEN is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College in New York City. He is a former President of the Society of Cross-Cultural Research and of the International Council of Psychologists, as well as past Chair of the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has been Editor of both World Psychology and the International Journal of Group Tensions. He is Co-editor or Co-author of 11 books including International Perspectives on Human Development, Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology (2nd edition), Psychology in the Arab Countries and a forthcoming volume, Families in Global Perspective.

JAIPAUL ROOPNARINE is a Professor of Child Studies at Syracuse University. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of developmental psychology and early childhood education.

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?This book demonstrates that developmental psychology has come a long way from the assumed neutrality of "culture free." Everyone who reads this book will recognize the importance of contextualization. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice

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