CCHD Consortium

Thank you for joining us for our Spring 2021 Series on Culture & Developmental Science: Considering Context, Culture, and Intersectional Approaches! This series has concluded. View recorded presentations here.  Our Fall 2021 Proseminar meeting will be on Monday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:15 PM Eastern Time. All talks will be held online via Zoom. More details coming soon!

Culture & Developmental Science: Considering Context, Culture, and Intersectional Approaches

Organizing Committee: Dr. Cathi Propper, Dr. Ayse Belger, Dr. Ron Seifer, Dr. Stephanie Coard, Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes, Dr. Allegra Midgette, and Keita Christophe

Goals of the Speaker Series
This semester we will explore theories and methods used in developmental science that help to advance knowledge of the cultural nature of human development across and within communities. The goal of this seminar is to promote a better understanding of how to conceptualize and approach research from a sociocultural and contextual lens. Furthermore, we will highlight several leading theoretical approaches for studying development in context, including both intersectional and cross-cultural approaches. To this end, we will explore best practices for studying development within diverse contexts. Developmental scientists have cultivated a large toolbox of quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the mutual interaction between human development and society across multiple levels of analysis. We will think more about the application of these innovative research methods that specifically emphasize ways in which we can be culture and context specific. Over the course of this semester, we will discuss the current theoretical, empirical findings, and methods that consider the interaction between culture and individual development as we are guided by the following questions:

  1. How do researchers in developmental science approach cultural and cross-cultural research methods & interventions?
  2. How do scholars account for intersectional– class, gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, disability, religion, immigration, indigeneity– influences on human development?
  3. What are the current theoretical, empirical findings, and methods that consider how culture and individual development interact?

Spring 2021 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker
February 1 Dr. Sam Putnam
Parent-Reported Temperament: Structure, Stability and Cultural Correlates
February 8 Dr. Barbara Rogoff
Learning as a Cultural Process: Insights from Mayan Families
February 22 Dr. Margaret Beale Spencer
Diverse Paths to Well-being, Resiliency and High-Vulnerability: Interrogating Du Boisian Insights Instrumental to Developmental Science
March 1 Dr. Dana McCoy
Um compasso para aprender: Adapting and evaluating a large-scale social emotional learning program in Brazilian primary schools
March 8 Dr. Adam Hoffman
Considering Development in Indian Country: A Look with the Cherokee Indians
March 15 Dr. Qi Wang
Causes and Consequences of Memory Development: Perspectives Through a Cultural Lens
March 22 Dr. Mayra Bámaca-Colbert, Dr. Glorisa Canino, and Dr. Shawn Jones
Discrimination, Context, and Health Panel
March 29 Dr. Josi Bañales
“We Gotta Do Better”: Adolescents’ Beliefs, Feelings, and Actions Towards Racism
April 12 Dr. Onnie Rogers
Situating Human Development in the Sociopolitical Context
April 19 Dr. Richard Shweder
Social Intelligence in a Multicultural World: What Is It? Who Needs It? How Does It Develop?
April 26 Dr. Enrique Neblett
Racism and Health: A Developmental Health Perspective
May 3 Dr. Cynthia Garcia Coll
Cairns Capstone Lecture
Culture and Child Development: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives


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