Interdisciplinary exploration of cross-cultural human development throughout the lifespan.
Presented in a chronological-within-topics approach, covering the entire lifespan, this text focuses on cultural similarities and differences in human development throughout the world while emphasizing links among theory, research and practical applications. Combining the latest research with vignettes, stories, and personal experiences in their highly-praised, scholarly, yet engaging conversational – and frequently humorous – writing style, the authors make the study of similarities and differences an exciting experience.
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Praise for Lives Across Cultures: Cross-Cultural Human Development, 3/e
“This energetically updated edition of Lives Across Cultures ... is an excellent introduction to the complex, interwoven fabric involving members of cultures and ethnic groups in their journeys throughout the life span...enjoy the journey and appreciate the wisdom and the simple and clear explanations that permeate this book.”
From the Foreword by Walter Lonner, Western Washington University
“Scholars, students and everyone interested in human development will welcome this third edition of Lives Across Cultures. Harry Gardiner and Corinne Kosmitzki have provided us with a timely update of their vastly popular and readable book. Lives Across Cultures is replete not only with up-to-date research, but also with delightful examples, making it a favorite of students. The structure is unique, organized around topics such as physical development, language and cognition, sex and gender, self-concept, personality, social behavior, family relations, and health. For an up-to-date, comprehensive, and lively summary of the cross-cultural aspects of human development, this book is essential reading for all who wish to further their knowledge of the human condition.”
Judith Gibbons, Professor of Psychology and International Studies, Saint Louis University
“This is a jewel of a book! Clear, accessible prose, comprehensive coverage of the interface between developmental psychology and culture, coherent organization and thoughtful integration of sophisticated material characterize the third edition of a now-classic text. This revision extends and updates the topic coverage, enriches the examples, and enhances the theoretical reach of its predecessor. How I wish I had been gifted with such a guide when I was beginning my cross-cultural journey! You hold a developmental future in your hands.”
Michael Harris Bond, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Harry W. Gardiner
Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he designed and taught courses in cross-cultural psychology, child development, humor in education, and international studies for twenty-seven years. His undergraduate degree is from American International College, in Springfield, Massachusetts; his M.A. is from the University of Hawaii; and his Ph.D. is from Manchester University in England. He has engaged in training, teaching, and research in Europe, Asia, and the United States and has traveled to more than seventy countries. Dr. Gardiner was a charter member of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, served as president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, and is a consulting editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. In addition to publishing articles in a wide variety of journals and participating in national and international meetings, he has coauthored more than a dozen chapters on cross-cultural topics for other books.
Dr. KosmitzkiI was born and raised in Germany. Her interest in the lives of people led her to study clinical and counseling psychology at the Universität Münster. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. As an international student, she experienced many of the challenges discussed in this book. She has been able to share these experiences with other international students in workshops and seminars held at various universities. After being an active teacher and researcher at universities in Virginia, New Jersey, and Texas, she has returned to California. At the University of California at Berkeley, she continues to work with students and faculty from many different cultural and national backgrounds. Her travel has taken her to most of Western and Eastern Europe and North America
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