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    STUDIA PSYCHOLOGIA-PAEDAGOGIA - Issue no. 2 / 2014  
         
  Article:   GROUNDING DEVELOPMENT IN CULTURE: HOW TO STUDY THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON DEVELOPMENT.

Authors:  OANA BENGA, THEA IONESCU.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  One way to understand the unfolding of human development is to consider it a culturally situated phenomenon. The present paper aims to provide a grounded perspective on how culture influences human development, specifically one in which shared practices, artifacts, ways of relating, and institutions become more important than the abstract norms of a culture in shaping development. We will analyze thus how development might become grounded in culture through the specific tools, cultural tasks and bodily actions that children from a culture are exposed to via parental practices. In the end, we discuss the implications of such a perspective for studying the interaction between culture and development.

Key-words: embodiment; grounded cognition; culture; parental practices.
 
         
     
         
         
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