It includes ideas about what is right and wrong, what to strive for, what to eat, how to speak, what is valued, as well as what kinds of emotions are called for in certain situations. Culture teaches us how to live in a society and allows us to advance because each new generation can benefit from the solutions found and passed down from previous generations. The kinds of traditions and values that evolve in a particular culture serve to help members function in their own society and to value their own society. It becomes a roadblock, however, when it inhibits understanding of cultural practices from other societies.
But while there are tricks we can use to teach children to talk, count, draw or respect others, a surprisingly big part of how they develop is determined by the culture they grow up in. Child development is a dynamic, interactive process. Every child is unique in interacting with the world around them, and what they invoke and receive from others and the environment also shapes how they think and behave. Children growing up in different cultures receive specific inputs from their environment. Language is one of the many ways through which culture affects development.
Cultural Considerations and Emerging and Young Adulthood
This topic aims to show how child development and culture are connected, how these influences manifest themselves, and the effects of cultural differences on children of immigrant families. Importantly, the form that behaviors take may appear identical across cultures. Yet, given that cultures vary in their customs and beliefs, the same behavior may be interpreted differently across cultures. Moreover, the means by which the given behavior is encouraged or discouraged may be culturally determined and defined. The etic perspective may cause researchers to operationally define and thus assess constructs in the same ways with the same methods and measures across cultures.
Emerging and Young Adulthood pp Cite as. A notable feature of emerging and young adulthood is the opportunity for extensive identity explorations in the areas of love and work. The multiple contexts in which an individual resides determines in part the developmental course of that individual Arnett, ; Bronfenbrenner, A discussion of cultural factors empowers us to adopt a more nuanced and complete understanding of this dynamic period, whereas exclusion of cultural considerations can lead to a flattened and constricted perspective. Unable to display preview.