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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Childhood in a changing world 4912

Polivanova K.N., PhD in Psychology, director of Contemporary Childhood Research Center, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, kpolivanova@mail.ru
Abstract
The article presents a psychological and socio-cultural analysis of contemporary childhood. It shows that in modern conditions the development of society necessitates scholars to expand the scope of analysis of childhood beyond psychological paradigm. The processes of diversification become more evident, increasing the number of recognized patterns of childhood, which cannot be evaluated from the standpoint of the norm. From the point of view of methodology it means that we need to broaden the view of childhood and take into account the analysis of social and cultural contexts. The article shows that the view of a child as a future adult (childasbecoming)should be replaced by the view of a child at present time (child as being)

Keywords: childhood, age, globalization, the periodization of mental development, individualization

Column: Developmental psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2016050201

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