Self in culture: early development

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Self and culture are both fluid processes. I focus on three aspects of self: the body, the awareness of self, and the regulation of behavior. In each of these aspects, the self can be seen to be open in relation and thus varying with cultural and situational influences. From very early in infancy, we can see cultural differences in motor skills, types of self-awareness, and difference of regulation of infant behavior. The development of selfhood is a dialogical, participatory, and thus a fundamentally cultural process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
EditorsJames D. Wright
ISBN (Print)9780080970875
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2015


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