This post reviews Patricia M. Greenfield, “Linking Social Change and Developmental Change: Shifting Pathways of Human Development” in Developmental Psychology 45, no. 2 (March 2009): 401-418
Greenfield is a luminary in the field of psychocultural research, the comparative study of psychology across geographic and ethnic boundaries. She is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UCLA and Associate Director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles (CDMCLA).
In this fascinating article Greenfield constructs a broad theory to explain how changes in society interface with changes in child development. In this review I will briefly summarize her theory and then explain how it connects to homeschooling. (more…)