Cultural Psychology and Child Development (Module 19292)

This 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 will be 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.


By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Define and distinguish between differing perspectives in cultural psychology.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture on different developmental processes.
  • Evaluate applications of cultural psychology to child rearing and schooling practices.
  • Demonstrate research and team working skills in the production of a group presentation.

Module Lead

Dr Tonie Stolberg


20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (10 hours), practical classes/workshops (10 hours), guided independent study (160 hours)


Planning and designing a group presentation equivalent to 2,000 words (50%); 2 hour exam (50%)

Programmes associated with this module

BA Education

BA Education and Sociology

BSc Psychology in Education