The book serves as an account of the lived experiences of thriving children, among their families, their schools and their communities. The contents give an invaluable insight into the psychology of early childhood while giving the reader an opportunity to understand the resilience of mobile early teenagers as well as independent older adults. The contributions in the book also provide an additional layer to our understanding of visual ethnography by covering such phenomena as agency and communitarianism, spirituality, and the place of humor in the context of challenges encountered across the lifespan. Through presenting quasi-ecological experimental approaches, this reference enhances the reader’s insight into the texture and nature of thriving in situ, in natural contexts.
Audience: Child psychologists, social workers, researchers, educators and scholars in the field of cultural studies, social sciences, anthropology, ethnography and allied disciplines.
About the Editors:
Catherine Ann Cameron is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, and Emerita and Honorary Research Professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, NB, Canada. She earned a BA and MA in Psychology from UBC and a Ph.D. from the University of London (UK). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, and subsequently taught and conducted research as a faculty member at UNB. She is an Honorary Life Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. She now conducts cross-cultural and global cultural studies in her UBC/UNB Child and Teen Studies Labs. Ann Cameron has collaboratively developed and applied this innovative Day in the Life research approach to investigate globally a) normative development of thriving toddlers that expanded to include; b) children in transition to school; c) resilience of mobile, early adolescents; d) older adults living independently.
Claudia Stella is a clinical and social psychologist. She conducted cross-cultural psychology specialist partnerships with universities in Brazil and Canada. She earned her Ph.D. in Education (2005) and Masters in Social Psychology (2000) from the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. As a clinical psychologist, she specializes in the care of expats, women, adolescents, and children. She is currently in high demand as a clinician due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She started the debate on children of women prisoners in Brazil, with original research in her dissertation, in 2000. In her work with the Laboratory for the Study of Violence and Vulnerability, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, she studied and worked with socially-vulnerable people. In recent years, she led the DITL research in Brazil to explore migrant children’s thriving within the home and school contexts. This work culminated in a co-edited book in Portuguese with Dr. Cameron.
DITL, Methodology, Multimodality, Video, Visual methods, Young children.
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