The Resource Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development, Jaan Valsiner

Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development, Jaan Valsiner

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Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development
Title
Culture and the development of children's action
Title remainder
a theory of human development
Statement of responsibility
Jaan Valsiner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this deeply probing, intellectually challenging work, Dr. Jaan Valsiner lays the groundwork for a dynamic new cultural-historical approach to developmental psychology. He begins by deconstructing traditional developmental theory, exposing the conceptual confusion and epistemological blind spots that he believes continue to undermine the scientific validity of its methodologies. He describes the ways in which embedded cultural biases shape interventional goals and influence both the direction research takes and the ways in which research data are interpreted. And he suggests ways in which researchers and clinicians can become more aware of and transcend those biases
  • Dr. Valsiner then develops a hierarchical, systemic model that portrays development as an open-ended, dialectical process. Central to Valsiner's approach is the premise that, since each child is unique - as are his or her life conditions - deviations in function or the rate of development from a prescribed norm are just as likely to be constructive adaptations to changing environmental pressures as symptoms of psychological disorder. Drawing upon sources as varied as linguistic philosophy, structural anthropology, thermodynamics, and systems theory, as well as the work of many of the leading figures in twentieth-century developmental theory, Valsiner argues convincingly for an approach to developmental psychology mature enough to recognize the difference between healthy variability and dysfunction
  • In later chapters the focus shifts from development in the abstract to the everyday challenges encountered by the developing child. Case histories illustrate the subtle interplay of cultural, physiological, and psychological factors in shaping childhood behavior
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valsiner, Jaan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF722
LC item number
.V34 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS 105 V214c 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child psychology
  • Children
  • Children
  • Environmental psychology
  • Psychology, Child
  • Child Nutrition Disorders
  • Child psychology
  • Children
  • Children
  • Environmental psychology
  • Ontwikkelingspsychologie
  • Kinderen
  • Entwicklung
  • Kind
  • Kulturelles System
Label
Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development, Jaan Valsiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Developmental and Nondevelopmental Orientations in Psychology, and their Contexts -- 2. Basic Assumptions Underlying Psychological Research -- 3. Crossroads of the Deductive and Inductive Lines of Knowledge Construction in Psychology -- 4. Theoretical Bases for a Theory of "Bounded Indeterminacy" of Development -- 5. The Theoretical System -- 6. Actions in Culturally Organized Contexts: Settings of Mealtimes -- 7. Cultural Regulation and the Development of Children's Action at Mealtimes -- 8. Cultural Autoregulation of the Self: Semiotic Mediation of the Intrapsychological Realm -- 9. Conclusions: "Bounded Variability" in Human Psychological Development, and the Methodology for Its Study
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xx, 364 pages
Isbn
9780471135906
Lccn
96046293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35758221
  • (OCoLC)ocm35758221
Label
Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development, Jaan Valsiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Developmental and Nondevelopmental Orientations in Psychology, and their Contexts -- 2. Basic Assumptions Underlying Psychological Research -- 3. Crossroads of the Deductive and Inductive Lines of Knowledge Construction in Psychology -- 4. Theoretical Bases for a Theory of "Bounded Indeterminacy" of Development -- 5. The Theoretical System -- 6. Actions in Culturally Organized Contexts: Settings of Mealtimes -- 7. Cultural Regulation and the Development of Children's Action at Mealtimes -- 8. Cultural Autoregulation of the Self: Semiotic Mediation of the Intrapsychological Realm -- 9. Conclusions: "Bounded Variability" in Human Psychological Development, and the Methodology for Its Study
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xx, 364 pages
Isbn
9780471135906
Lccn
96046293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35758221
  • (OCoLC)ocm35758221

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