Cultural context should be taken into account in our research so that we characterize how people behave in their everyday lives, not just a sterile laboratory environment. Much developmental research treats children as though they group in a sociocultural vacuum. Such research misses important points about development. The article illustrates the importance of cultural context by giving examples from implicit-theoretical and explicit-theoretical lines of research.
Sternberg, Robert J. and Grigorenko, Elena L.
"Why We Need to Explore Development in
Its Cultural Context,"
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Vol. 50
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol50/iss3/13