Arnett & Jensen Development Series
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Lene Arnett Jensen’s human development, child development, and adolescent development titles examine the process of development through the lens of the amazing range of human cultural diversity.
The author team explores the various cultural pathways of development that humans have forged in response to their local conditions and the creative inspiration of their imaginations. By adopting a cultural approach, the authors challenge students to think culturally so that when they apply developmental research to the work they do or to their own lives they understand that there is—always and everywhere—a cultural basis to development.
Authors Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Lene Arnett Jensen discuss the cultural approach to development and Revel.
The Chinese have an expression that loosely translates as “the frog in the well knows not the great ocean,” and it is often used as a cautionary reminder to look beyond our own experience and not assume that what is true for ourselves is true for everyone else as well. All of us are like that frog, in a way. We’ve grown up in a certain culture (or cultures). We’ve learned to think about life in a certain way. And, most of us don’t realize how broad and diverse our world really is. The goal of these texts is to rise out of the well together, by taking a cultural approach to understanding development.
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Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1986 from the University of Virginia, and did three years of postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago. From 1992 through 1998 he was Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri, where he taught a 300-student life span development course every semester. In the fall of 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark; in 2010–2011 he was the Nehru Chair at Maharaja Sayajirao University in India; and in 2017–2018 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux in France.
His primary scholarly interest for the past 20 years has been in emerging adulthood. He coined the term, and he has conducted research on emerging adults concerning a wide variety of topics, involving several different ethnic groups in American society. He is the Founding President and Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA; www.ssea.org). From 2005 to 2014 he was the editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research, and currently he is on the Editorial Board of JAR and five other journals. He has published many theoretical and research papers on emerging adulthood in peer-reviewed journals, as well as the book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties (2015, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press), among many others. For more information, see www.jeffreyarnett.com.
Lene Arnett Jensen is Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, Massachusetts.
She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1996 from the University of Chicago, and did a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California—Berkeley. Prior to coming to Clark University, she taught at the University of Missouri and Catholic University of America. She has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Aalborg University in Denmark, Maharaja Sayajirao University in India, and the University of Bordeaux in France.
She aims through scholarship and professional collaboration to move the discipline of psychology toward understanding development both in terms of what is universal and what is cultural. She terms this a “cultural-developmental approach.” Her research addresses moral development and cultural identity formation. Together with her students, she has conducted research in countries such as Denmark, India, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Her publications include New Horizons in Developmental Theory and Research (2005, with Reed Larson, Jossey-Bass/Wiley), Immigrant Civic Engagement: New Translations (2008, with Constance Flanagan, Taylor-Francis), Bridging Cultural and Developmental Psychology: New Syntheses for Theory, Research and Policy (2011, Oxford University Press), the Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture (2015, Oxford University Press), Moral Development in a Global World: Research from a Cultural-Developmental Perspective (2015, Cambridge University Press), and the Oxford Handbook of Moral Development (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
From 2004 to 2015, she was editor-in-chief for the journal New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (with Reed Larson). She served as program chair for the 2012 biennial conference of the Society for Research on Adolescence (with Xinyin Chen), and currently serves on awards committees for the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) and the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). For more information, see www.lenearnettjensen.com.
Jeff and Lene published their first article together in 1993. They were married in 1994 and are the parents of emerging adult twins, Miles and Paris.
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