Cultural Psychology and Child Development

Department of Education and Social Justice, School of Education

College of Social Sciences


Code 19292

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1 and 2.

Pre-requisite modules Child Development: Psychological Approaches - 17258

Module description

The module explores child developmental processes and experiences from cultural perspectives, particularly cultural psychology. Theoretical approaches including cultural psychology, cultural comparative psychology, psychological anthropology and indigenous psychology are defined. Specific processes are then examined including; Parental beliefs across cultures and socialisation practices; cognitive development including language acquisition; emotional development. Finally schooling and formal education are explored from different cultural traditions with an examination of culturally relevant curricula.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Seminars and Research Workshops