Ecology Culture and Human Development

Extensively illustrated and containing substantive data on all relevant aspects of human development, this book is a much-desired addition to the literature on this crucial aspect of social development in India.

Author: Ramesh Chandra Mishra

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9386602598

Category: Psychology

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The key to the upliftment of the Adivasi community is a deep understanding of their culture, psychological resources and cognitive strengths. Ecology, Culture and Human Development: Lessons for Adivasi Education presents a comparative analysis of the cultural and cognitive dimensions of various communities in Canada, Ghana, China and India, and seeks answers from this analysis for Adivasi education. It debunks the myths of low intelligence and inferior cognitive capacity of the Adivasi community, and emphasizes the remarkable performance of Adivasi children when assessed in terms of their ecological and cultural contexts. Extensively illustrated and containing substantive data on all relevant aspects of human development, this book is a much-desired addition to the literature on this crucial aspect of social development in India. It is a comprehensive resource that aims to contribute substantially towards mitigating the travails of the Adivasi community and ensuring their social empowerment.
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Ecology Culture and Human Development

In this view, cultural evolution is very much linked to human cognition, and, in particular, to our abilities to gain the ... ecological contexts and settings, and individual human development and behaviour (see also Stokols & Altman, ...

Author: Ramesh Chandra Mishra

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789386602619

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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The key to the upliftment of the Adivasi community is a deep understanding of their culture, psychological resources and cognitive strengths. Ecology, Culture and Human Development: Lessons for Adivasi Education presents a comparative analysis of the cultural and cognitive dimensions of various communities in Canada, Ghana, China and India, and seeks answers from this analysis for Adivasi education. It debunks the myths of low intelligence and inferior cognitive capacity of the Adivasi community, and emphasizes the remarkable performance of Adivasi children when assessed in terms of their ecological and cultural contexts. Extensively illustrated and containing substantive data on all relevant aspects of human development, this book is a much-desired addition to the literature on this crucial aspect of social development in India. It is a comprehensive resource that aims to contribute substantially towards mitigating the travails of the Adivasi community and ensuring their social empowerment.
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Culture and Human Development

Within thegeneral framework of crosscultural research on human development (Berry, Dasen, &Saraswathi, 1997; ... the relationships between ecology, culture, and language, andthe encoding ofspatial information andperformance onsome ...

Author: Wolfgang Friedlmeier

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135420925

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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As intercultural encounters between people in the modern world become more common, important questions have been raised about the nature of culture-specific differences and similarities. Focusing on the relationship between culture and human development, this timely book offers an interdisciplinary exploration of key developmental processes. It combines psychological and sociological approaches with cross-cultural research to examine phenomena such as the transfer of culture between generations and the universality of attachment theory. Drawing on detailed research from a range of cultural groups, leading international researchers consider the impact of social change and modernization on the development of the individual and at the societal level. Theoretical and methodological issues are presented in terms of how to apply the results of cross-cultural research as well as recent empirical research done in specialized areas of the field. Finally, short-term intercultural exchanges are examined and used to suggest some of the potential practical uses of cross-cultural research for the future. This book will be essential reading for anyone studying or researching in cultural psychology, cross-cultural psychology, acculturation or behavioral development. It will also prove an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in sociology and the social sciences in general.
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Cross Cultural Perspectives in Human Development

Toward an experimental ecology of human development. American Psychologist, 32, 513-531. Dasen, P.R. (1975). Concrete operational development in three cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 6, 156-172. Dasen, P.R., Berry, J.W., ...

Author: T S Saraswathi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761997696

Category: Psychology

Page: 401

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The cross-cultural study of human development as a distinct and coherent field of enquiry is only of recent origin. Yet, it has already had an important impact on mainstream psychology, particularly by giving voice to indigenous conceptualizations of human nature and by spear heading the search for a more global and inclusive psychology./-//-/Written by some of the best known cross-cultural psychologists from around the world, the original essays gathered here deal variously with theoretical aspects, methodological alternatives, issues of social concern, and practical applications in contemporary psychology. Between them, they cover cultural psychology, cultural anthropology, evolutionary psychology and indigenous psychology.
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Human Development in Cultural Context

552) rightly pointed out that the cultural construction of the developmental environment “may be the most important aspect of human ecology.” Culture colors not only the values we ascribe to nature but also the manner in which we ...

Author: A Bame Nsamenang

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803946361

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

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A comprehensive, systematic account of human development which is sensitive to the needs, interests and ecologies of nonwestern cultures and individuals is provided in this unique volume. The importance and value of the sociocultural milieu in shaping the growth and development of children is emphasized, and the author asserts throughout that children do not grow and develop according to the same patterns regardless of culture. The author describes developmental psychology from the perspective of West Africa, demonstrating how the local ecology and the resulting cultural ideology lead to differing ways in which children are conceptualized and socialized, and in turn how they develop. While much of his case material is from
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The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture

Deferred imitation by 6- and 9-month-old infants: More evidence for declarative memory. Developmental Psychobiology, 35, 83–90. Dasen, P. R. (1974). The influence of ecology, culture, and European contact on cognitive development in ...

Author: Lene Arnett Jensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199948567

Category: Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture provides a comprehensive synopsis of theory and research on human development, with every chapter drawing together findings from cultures around the world. This includes a focus on cultural diversity within nations, cultural change, and globalization. Expertly edited by Lene Arnett Jensen, the Handbook covers the entire lifespan from the prenatal period to old age. It delves deeply into topics such as the development of emotion, language, cognition, morality, creativity, and religion, as well as developmental contexts such as family, friends, civic institutions, school, media, and work. Written by an international group of eminent and cutting-edge experts, chapters showcase the burgeoning interdisciplinary approach to scholarship that bridges universal and cultural perspectives on human development. This "cultural-developmental approach" is a multifaceted, flexible, and dynamic way to conceptualize theory and research that is in step with the cultural and global realities of human development in the 21st century.
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Human Development in Cultural Context

A comprehensive, systematic account of human development which is sensitive to the needs, interests and ecologies of nonwestern cultures and individuals is provided in this unique volume.

Author: A Bame Nsamenang

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452246123

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A comprehensive, systematic account of human development which is sensitive to the needs, interests and ecologies of nonwestern cultures and individuals is provided in this unique volume. The importance and value of the sociocultural milieu in shaping the growth and development of children is emphasized, and the author asserts throughout that children do not grow and develop according to the same patterns regardless of culture. The author describes developmental psychology from the perspective of West Africa, demonstrating how the local ecology and the resulting cultural ideology lead to differing ways in which children are conceptualized and socialized, and in turn how they develop. While much of his case material is from
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Mutual Intercultural Relations

His research has focused on understanding ecological and cultural influences on human development. He is the co-author of Ecology, Acculturation and Psychological Adaptation: A Study of Adivasis in Bihar (1996), Development of ...

Author: John W. Berry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107183957

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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By examining intercultural relations in seventeen societies, this book answers the fundamental question: 'how shall we all live together?'
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Socio Economic Environment and Human Psychology

Social, Ecological, and Cultural Perspectives Ay,se K. Üskül, Shigehiro Oishi. Berry, J. W. (1993). ... In E. Trickett (Ed.), Human diversity (pp. 115–141). ... Developmental theories in crosscultural perspective. In L. Alder (Ed.), ...

Author: Ay,se K. Üskül

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190492915

Category: Psychology

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Edited by Ay,se K. Üskül and Shigehiro Oishi, Socio-Economic Environment and Human Psychology focuses on the social and economic conditions that impact on every aspect of an individual's life cycle. This edited collection showcases a variety of approaches to the study of the role of the social and economic environment in human psychological processes, such as: judgment and decision-making, trust, the self, and happiness. Further, it brings together state-of-the-art research from the fields of psychology, anthropology, economics, epidemiology, and evolutionary science. Illuminating how individuals think, feel, and behave in response to the social and economic conditions and settings that shape our daily lives, contributors to this volume explore the role played by economic conditions (wealth, scarcity, disasters); economic change (urbanization, socio-economic mobility); and the type of economic activity or structure (farming, herding, market economy) in the shaping of different psychological processes. As a result, the findings presented in this volume provide readers with important policy implications that have the potential to help to improve the psychological health of citizens at large.
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Handbook of Psychology Developmental Psychology

At this writing, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the study of human development is framed by theoretical models ... social relationships and institutions, the natural and designed physical ecology, culture, and history.

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471264477

Category: Psychology

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
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