Six. Cultural Psychological Perspectives on Social Development in Childhood

  1. Peter K. Smith2 and
  2. Craig H. Hart3
  1. Heidi Fung

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch6

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fung, H. (2010) Cultural Psychological Perspectives on Social Development in Childhood, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 3

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • cultural psychological perspectives - on social development in childhood;
  • “narrow” intellectual tradition of cultural psychology - interface of psychology and anthropology;
  • cultural psychology, co-creation of culture and person;
  • compiling or controlling freestanding variables - not helping to capture dynamic nature of cultural configurations and transactions of human life;
  • unique and dynamic patterns of cultural meaning systems - cultural psychologists devotedly “think through cultures”;
  • cultural psychology, greater need - to “focus on finding regularities in patterns of cultural variation and similarity”;
  • cultural psychology and child development - integration of context and development;
  • self-favorability bias, encouraged by Euro-American parents - among children, valorizing self-esteem in American society;
  • cultural psychology, emerging at interface of psychology and anthropology;
  • transnational migration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cultural Psychology: The Co-Creation of Culture and Person

  • Cultural Psychology and Child Development: The Integration of Context and Development

  • Situating Developing Selves in Cultural Contexts

  • Concluding Remarks and Future Directions

  • References