Struggling with cultural prejudice while observing babies. Socio-centric and egocentric positions

Music, Graham (2010) Struggling with cultural prejudice while observing babies. Socio-centric and egocentric positions. Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 13 (2). pp. 189-208. ISSN 1369-8036

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This paper describes the challenge that different cultural beliefs about parenting pose for the practice of infant observation and direct clinical work. In particular it discusses the distinction between egocentric and socio-centric cultural views, how cultural presuppositions infuse our understanding and perception, and how hard it is not to judge others as a result of our own cultural beliefs and biases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture, Observation, Socio-Centric, Egocentric, Parenting, Belief Systems
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Babies
Race and Culture > Culture and Psychotherapy
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 15:36
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/453

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