Developmental Psychology

Conference paper
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Abstract

The internationalization of developmental psychology curricula requires that empirical data generated in diverse cultural contexts be used in theory building and textbook exemplars. Several areas of theory and research that are discussed in standard textbooks would be substantially altered by the inclusion of international perspectives. In this chapter, we provide three examples of how an examination of the cross-cultural data can be used to deepen and enrich developmental courses. Three content areas are explored in detail: co-sleeping, attachment, and parenting styles. Additional developmental topics are referenced. The chapter includes suggestions for internationalizing theory and concludes with recommendations for further reading.

Keywords

Europe Syria Explosive Posit Egypt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human DevelopmentUniversity of WisconsinGreen BayUSA

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