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Theories of Human Development Discu......

Due 12/19/2012

Theories of Human Development Discussion Post 2-3 Paragraphs Various theories of human development exist within the field of psychology, although the role of culture differs among them. Some theories are considered universal and, thus, assume that an individual will develop similarly regardless of the culture in which he or she is raised. Yet, other theories assume that the developmental niche or ecological context of the individual has more of an influence on the individual. For example, Piagets theory of cognitive development assumes that everyone reaches the final stage of cognition regardless of his or her culture. In contrast, Brofenbrenners ecological systems theory suggests that culture is influential in human development. For this Discussion, select two major theories of human development that interest you. Consider the similarities and differences in how these theories explain cultural influences on human development. With these thoughts in mind: Provie a brief description of the two theories of human development that you selected. Then, compare the major components of the two theories. Finally, describe which theory best explains the influence of culture on human development and why. Support your responses using the Learning Resources and the current literature. Utilize these resources.... Readings Course Text: The Handbook of Culture and Psychology Chapter 6, Culture, Context, and Development Chapter 7, Cognition Across Cultures Chapter 8, Everyday Cognition: Where Culture, Psychology, and Education Come Together Article: Furnham, A., & Fukumoto, S. (2008). Japanese parents estimates of their own and their children's multiple intelligences: Cultural modesty and moderate differentiation. Japanese Psychological Research, 50(2), 6376. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database. Article: Smith, M. K. (2008). Howard Gardner and multiple intelligences. Retrieved from http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm Article: Sternberg, R. J., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2004). Why we need to explore development in its cultural context Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 50(3), 369386. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database. Article: Tsethlikai, M. (2011). An exploratory analysis of American Indian children's cultural engagement, fluid cognitive skills, and standardized verbal IQ scores. Developmental Psychology, 47(1), 192202. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database. Article: Uichol, K., & Young-Shin, P. (2006). Indigenous psychological analysis of academic achievement in Korea: The influence of self-efficacy, parents, and culture. International Journal of Psychology, 41(4), 287292. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database. Media Course Media: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2007). Culture and psychology. Baltimore, MD: Author. "Culture and Human Development"
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