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Developmental Theory Perspective on culture and diversity

According to the developmental theory, how do the interactions between culturally diverse groups affect their ethnocentric perspective of the other?

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The first thing we need to do is determine what ethnocentric perspectives are. Having an ethnocentric perspective is the belief that your culture is better than all other cultures. This can lead to negative stereotyping of other cultures or ethnic groups. This can also lead to negative behaviors and prejudices against these groups also. Culture can be a person's race, religious belief, sexual preference, gender, socio-economic status, language, music, and education (1).

Next we have to look at the developmental theory. Why is developmental psychology an important area of study? An adult is a product of the things they experience during childhood. In other ...

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Discusses what ethnocentric perspectives are, the developmental theory in psychology, and why developmental psychology is an important field of study. It discusses Jean Piaget's development theory and how a child adapts through assimilation and accommodation.