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Human Development in Multicultural Contexts: A Book of Readings

Human Development in Multicultural Contexts: A Book of Readings
Author: Michele A. Paludi
ISBN 13: 9780130195234
ISBN 10: 130195235
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-04-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $99.80

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.