- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Cultural-Developmental Scholarship for a Global World: An Introduction
- Ethical Considerations in Research on Human Development and Culture
- Human Development in Today’s Globalizing World: Implications for Self and Identity
- Migration Between and Within Countries: Implications for Families and Acculturation
- Indigenous Social Science at the Intersection with Human Development: Implications for and Lessons from African Ecocultures
- Charting Infant Development: Milestones Along the Way
- Comparative and Developmental Anthropology: Studying the Origins of Cultural Variability in Cognitive Function
- The Emergence and Development of Language Across Cultures
- Early Emotional Development in Cultural Perspective
- The Evolution of Attachment Theory and Cultures of Human Attachment in Infancy and Early Childhood
- Early Contexts of Learning: Family and Community Socialization During Infancy and Toddlerhood
- Childhood Practices Across Cultures: Play and Household Work
- Cognition in Childhood Across Cultures
- Cultural Manifestation of Intelligence in Formal and Informal Learning Environments During Childhood
- Moral Reasoning: Developmental Emergence and Life Course Pathways Among Cultures
- The Interaction Between Culture and the Development of Creativity
- Parental Ethnotheories and the Development of Family Relationships in Early and Middle Childhood
- In and Out of the Classroom: The Intersection of Learning and Schooling Across Cultural Communities
- Gender Across Cultures: Sex and Socialization in Childhood
- Leaving Childhood: The Nature and Meaning of Adolescent Transition Rituals
- Adolescent Risk and Resiliences Across Cultures
- Global Concerns in Adolescent Health with a Case Study of India
- Cultural Roots of Values, Morals, and Religious Orientations in Adolescent Development
- Identity, Politics, and the Cultural Psychology of Adolescence
- Family in Adolescence: Relatedness and Autonomy Across Cultures
- Cultural Templates for Child and Adolescent Friendships
- Education and the Youth Phase: Patterns, Purposes, and Problems in Global Perspective
- Child Labor: Homes, Streets, Armies, Factories, and Stores
- Adolescent Civic Development Across Cultures
- The Cultural Psychology of Emerging Adulthood
- The Intersection of Culture, Health, and Risk Behaviors in Emerging and Young Adults
- New Media, Social Change, and Human Development from Adolescence Through the Transition to Adulthood
- Social Mobility in the Transition to Adulthood: Educational Systems, Career Entry, and Individual Agency
- Work and Work Migration Within and Across Countries in Emerging and Young Adulthood
- Love, Sex, and Marriage Across Cultures
- Dual and Communal Parenting: Implications in Young Adulthood
- Fathering Diversity Within Societies
- Cognition in Adulthood Across Cultures
- Midlife Narratives Across Cultures: Decline or Pinnacle?
- Explorations in Generativity and Culture
- Adult Development in Japan and the United States: Comparing Theories and Findings About Growth, Maturity, and Well-Being
- Community Leadership and Non-attachment in Later Adulthood
- Death and Bereavement in Later Adulthood: Cultural Beliefs, Behaviors, and Emotions
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter focuses on ethical issues in culturally based research on human development. The authors consider ethics both in terms of ways to guarantee the cultural adequacy of procedures for the protection of human subjects and of ways to enhance the cultural sensitivity of the theory and methods underlying psychological inquiry. After briefly discussing the historical context in which human subjects protocols emerged, the chapter focuses on cultural issues entailed in achieving informed consent, safeguarding the privacy of research participants, and protecting research participants from harm. It then focuses on ethical issues involved in ensuring the cultural adequacy of research findings, including issues of sampling and generalization, avoiding bias in assessment, and cultural broadening of research constructs. It concludes by underscoring respects in which taking cultural meanings and practices more fully into account makes it possible to enhance both the ethics of research and its quality.
Joan G. Miller is Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research.
Namrata Goyal is a doctoral candidate in psychology at the New School for Social Research.
Matthew Wice is a doctoral candidate in psychology at the New School for Social Research.
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