ERIC Number: EJ615427
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
In Search of Theory: The Study of "Ethnic Groups" in Developmental Psychology.
Gjerde, Per F.; Onishi, Miyoko
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v10 n3 p289-98 2000
Discusses the conceptual status and uses of ethnic groups in developmental psychology. Discusses problems with the primordialist position and the influence of nationalism in defining culture. Argues that culture and ethnicity as shared and located within a bounded population is an increasingly outmoded notion. Maintains that developmental psychologists need to investigate how ethnic groups are constructed, maintained, and controlled. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Commentary on PS531023 in this issue.