Cultural-Developmental Approach Articles


Jensen, L. A. (in press). The Cultural-Developmental Approach to Moral Psychology: Autonomy, Community, and Divinity Across Cultures and Ages. Advances in Culture and Psychology.

McKenzie, J., & Jensen, L. A. (in press). Charting the Moral Life Courses: A Theory of Moral Development in U.S. Evangelical and Mainline Protestant Cultures. Culture & Psychology.

Jensen, L. A., & McKenzie, J. (2016). The moral reasoning of U.S. evangelical and mainline Protestant children, adolescents, and adults: A cultural-developmental study. Child Development, 87, 446-464.
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Jensen, L. A., & Dost-Gozkan, A. (2015). Adolescent-parent relations in Asian Indian and Salvadoran immigrant families: A cultural-developmental analysis of authority, autonomy, conflict and cohesion. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 340-351.
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Arnett, J. J., & Jensen, L. A. (2015). “There’s more between heaven and earth”: Danish emerging adults’ religious beliefs and values. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30, 661-682.
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Jensen, L. A. (2015). Cultural-developmental scholarship for a global world: An introduction. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of human development and culture: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 3-13). New York: Oxford University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2015). Theorizing and researching moral development in a global world. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.), Moral development in a global world: Research from a cultural-developmental perspective (pp. 1-19). New York: Cambridge University Press
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Jensen, L. A., & Chen, X. (2013). Adolescent development in a diverse and changing world: Introduction. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 197-200.
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Jensen, L. A. (2012). Selves, societies, and social sciences: Pluralism in a changing global world: A review of Matthew Adams’ Self and Social Change and Robin Goodwin’s Changing Relations. Theory & Psychology, 22, 365-369.
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Jensen, L. A. (2012). Bridging universal and cultural perspectives: A vision for developmental psychology in a global world. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 98-104.
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Jensen, L. A. (2011). Autonomy, community, and divinity: The cultural development of three fundamental moral ethics. Zygon, 46, 150-167.
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Jensen, L. A. (2011). Changing our scholarship for a changing world. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.). Bridging cultural and developmental psychology: New syntheses in theory, research and policy (pp. xxi-xxvi). New York: Oxford University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2011). The cultural-developmental theory of moral psychology: A new synthesis. In Jensen, L. A. (Ed.). Bridging cultural and developmental psychology: New syntheses in theory, research and policy (pp. 3-25). New York: Oxford University Press.
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Jensen, L. A. (2011). Developmental and cultural syntheses for psychology: A synopsis of the Bridging Project. Developments: Newsletter of the Society for Research in Child Development, 54, 8.
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Jensen, L. A. (2009). Conceptions of God and the devil across the lifespan: A cultural-developmental study of religious liberals and conservatives. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48, 121-145.
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Jensen, L. A. (2009). Bridging cultural and developmental psychology: New syntheses in theory, research and policy. Developments: Newsletter of the Society for Research in Child Development, 52, 4.
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Jensen, L. A. (2008). Through two lenses: A cultural-developmental approach to moral psychology. Developmental Review, 28, 289-315.
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Jensen, L. A. (2006). Liberal and conservative conceptions of family: A cultural-developmental study. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 16, 253-269.
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Jensen, L. A., & Larson, R. W. (2005). Developmental horizons: Legacies and prospects in child and adolescent development. In Jensen L. A., & Larson, R. (Eds.). New horizons in developmental theory and research. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 109, 5-13.
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Jensen, L. A. (2003). Coming of age in a multicultural world: Globalization and adolescent cultural identity formation. Applied Developmental Science, 7, 188-195.
* Reprinted in Browning, D. (2007). Adolescent identities. Mahwah, NJ: Analytic Press.
* Reprinted in Duffy, K. (2005). Adolescent psychology: Annual editions 04/05. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
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