Variability in the Social Construction of the Child: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 87
April 2000, Jossey-Bass
This is the 87th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.
Editor’s Notes 1
Sara Harkness, Catherine Raeff, Charles M. Super
1 Independence and Interdependence in Diverse Cultural Contexts 5
Melanie Killen, Cecilia Wainryb
2 Individualism and the “Western Mind” Reconsidered: American and Dutch Parents’ Ethnotheories of the Child 23
Sara Harkness, Charles M. Super, Nathalie van Tijen
3 Homogeneity and Heterogeneity in Cultural Belief Systems 41
Robin L. Harwood, Axel Scholmerich, Pamela A. Schulze
4 Conceptualizing Interpersonal Relationships in the Cultural Contexts of Individualism and Collectivism 59
Catherine Raeff, Patricia Marks Greenfield, Blanca Quiroz
5 Uniformity and Diversity in Everyday Views of the Child 75
Kelvin L. Seifert
6 Cross-Cultural Conflict and Harmony in the Social Construction of the Child 93
Patricia Marks Greenfield, Blanca Quiroz, Catherine Raeff
CATHERINE RAEFF is a former postdoctoral fellow in applied developmental psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is now assistant professor of psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
CHARLES M. SUPER is professor and dean in the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut.