Cultural Psychology and Child Development

Module 19292

School of Education

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

Module Lead

Dr Tonie Stolberg


20 credits


Planning and designing a group presentation (33%); 2 hour exam (67%)

Teaching method 

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Research workshops



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