Cultural Psychology of Human Values

Jaan Valsiner, Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University
Angela Uchoa Branco, University of Brasilia

A volume in the series: Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Editor(s): Jaan Valsiner, Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University.

Published 2012

The book provides conceptual and theoretical elaborations on human values from a cultural psychological approach. The authors illustrate their original contributions with empirical data, allowing for productive discussion on the topic of ontogenesis of values from a historical-cultural perspective.

CONTENTS: Editors’ Introduction: Values as Culture in Self and Society, Angela Branco and Jaan Valsiner. PART I: SOCIOCULTURAL ECOLOGY OF VALUES. Values, Virtues, Citizenship, and Self From a Historical and Cultural Approach, Alberto Rosa and Fernanda González. Cultural Practices and Value Constructions: The Development of Competition and Individualism Within Societies, Angela Branco, Marilicia Palmieri, and Raquel Gomes Pinto. Cultural Ecology of Value Promotion, Jonathan R. H. Tudge, Cesar A. Piccinini, Rita S. Lopez, Tania M. Sperb, and Selma C. Dansokho. PART II: VALUES IN THE FIELD: FRAMING OF ACTIONS. Values Internalization on the Move: The Revivification of Faith Along the Pilgrims Path, Zachary Beckstead. Making Sense of the Bindi: Urban Indians’ Appraisal of a Culturally Valued Symbol, Nandita Chaudhary. The Semiotic Construction of Values of Violence in the Colombian Context, Francisco José Rengifo Herrera. PART III: VALUES AND PREJUDICES: MARKING THE BORDERS OF APPROACH–AVOIDANCE DYNAMICS. Persons Living Race in Culture and Society: Psychological Complexity of Symbolic Meaning and Human Values, Cynthia E. Winston. Diversity and Inclusion as Central Values in the Construction of a Democratic World, Ana Flávia do Amaral Madureira and Angela Uchoa Branco. PART IV: INCLUSION AND/OR EXCLUSION: CULTURAL AMBIVALENCES. Education, Peace, or Jail Culture? What is Promoted by Institutions in Charge of Adolescents Involved With Criminal Activities, Maria Cláudia Santos Lopes de Oliveira and Tatiana Yokoy de Souza. Between Freedom and Captivity: Life Projects of Male Ex-Prisoners, Charlotte Mathiassen. About the Contributors.