Human Development and Family Studies

Jonathan Tudge, Ph.D.

Selected Papers

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  1. Martins, G. F., Gonçalves, T. R, Marin, A. H., Piccinini, C. A., Sperb, T. M., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2015). Social class, workplace experience, and child-rearing values of mothers and fathers in southern Brazil. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 996­-1009. doi: 10.1177/0022022115597067
  2. Tudge, J. R. H., Freitas, L. B. L., Wang, Y. C., Mokrova, I. L., & O’Brien, M. (2015). The expression of gratitude and materialism in youth. Paidéia, 25(62), 281­­-288. doi:10.1590/1982-43272562201501
  3. Wang, D., Wang, Y. C., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2015). Expressions of gratitude in children and adolescents: Insights from China and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0022022115594140
  4. Prestes, A. C., Castro, F. M. P., Tudge, J. R. H., & Freitas, L. B. L. (2014). Desenvolvimento de valores em crianças e adolescentes [The development of children’s and adolescents’ values]. A Revista de Estudo e Comunicações Leopoldianum, 40(110–112), 25–36.
  5. Rosa, E. M., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2013). Urie Bronfenbrenner’s theory of human development: Its evolution from ecology to bioecology. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 5(6), 243–258. DOI:10.1111/jftr.12022
  6. Tudge, J. R. H. (2013). Urie Bronfenbrenner. In Heather Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies on line: Childhood studies. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0112

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  1. Tudge, J. R. H., Lopes, R. S., Piccinini, C. A., Sperb, T. M, Chipenda-Dansokho, S., Marin, A. H., Vivian, A. G., Oliveira, D. S., Sonego, J., Frizzo, G. B., & Freitas, L. B. L. (2013). Child-Rearing Values in Southern Brazil: Mutual influences of social class and children’s development. Journal of Family Issues, 34(10), 1379–1400.
  2. Tudge, J. R. H., Piccinini, C. A., Sperb, T. M., Odero-Wanga, D., Lopes, R. S., & Freitas, L. B. L. (2013). Vulnerable children? The heterogeneity of young children’s experiences in Kenya and Brazil. In D. Johnson, D. Agbenyiga, & R. Hitchkock (Eds.), Vulnerable children: Global challenges in education, health, well-being and child rights (pp. 121­–137). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-6780-9_9
  3. Elliott, J. J., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2012). Multiple contexts, motivation, and student engagement in the USA and Russia. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 27(2), 161–175
  4. Marin, A. H., Piccinini, C. A., Gonçalves, T. R., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2012). Práticas educativas parentais e competência social de crianças em idade pré-escolar [Parental child-rearing practices and pre-school children´s social competence]. Estudos de Psicologia, 17(1), 5-13.
  5. Tudge, J. R. H., & Freitas, L. B. L. (2012a).Internationalization, globalization and culture. Psicologia e Sociedade, 24(3), 547–556.
  6. Tudge, J. R. H., & Freitas, L. B. L. (2012b). Parenting: A cultural-ecological approach. In C. A. Piccinini & P. Alverenga (Eds.), Parentalidade: Da gestação à escola [Parenting: From birth to school] (pp. 171-196). São Paulo: Casa do Psicóligo.
  7. Freitas, L. B. L., Pieta, M. A., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2011). Beyond politeness: The expression of gratitude in children and adolescents. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 24(4), 757-764.
  8. Marin, A. H., Piccinini, C. A., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2011a). Estabilidade e mudança nas práticas educativas maternas e paternas ao longo dos anos pré-escolares da criança [Stability and change in mothers’ and fathers’ child-rearing practices during the child’s preschool years]. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 24(1), 74-79. Doi: 10.1590/S0102-79722011000100009
  9. Marin, A. H., Piccinini, C. A., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2011b). Práticas educativas maternas e paternas aos 24 e 72 meses de vida da criança [Mothers’ and fathers’ child-rearing practices from the 24th to 72nd month of the child’s life]. Psicologia:Teoria e Pesquisa, 27(4), 419-427. Doi: 10.1590/S0102-37722011000400005
  10. Tudge, J. R. H., Brown, J., & Freitas, L. B. L. (2011). The cultural ecology of play: Methodological considerations for studying play in its everyday contexts. In A. D. Pellegrini (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of the development of play (pp. 119-137). New York: Oxford University Press.
  11. Karnik, R. B., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2010). The reality of pretend play: Ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender variations in young children’s involvement. In E. E. Nwokah (Ed.), Play as engagement and communication. Play and culture studies, Vol. 10 (pp. 63-81). Lenham, MD: University Press of America.
  12. Piccinini, C. A., Tudge, J. R. H., Marin, A. H., Frizzo, G. B., & Lopes, R. C. S. (2010). The impact of socio-demographic variables, social support, and child sex on mother–infant and father–infant interaction. InterAmerican Journal of Psychology, 44(2), 203-212.
  13. Fleer, M., Hedegaard, M., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2009). Constructing childhood: Global–local policies and practices. In M. Fleer, M. Hedegaard, & J. R. H. Tudge (Eds.). The world year book of education 2009: Childhood studies and the impact of globalization: Policies and practices at global and local levels (pp. 1-20). New York: Routledge.
  14. Tudge, J. R. H. (2009). Children’s development under conditions of poverty: A cultural–ecological analysis. In Bastos, A. C. & Rabinovich, E. P. (Eds.). Living in poverty: Developmental poetics of cultural realities (pp. 309-320). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
  15. Tudge, J. R. H. (2009). Methods of assessment of young children’s informal mathematical experiences. The Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development. Available on line at

  16. Tudge, J. R. H. (2009). Social contextual theories. In R. A. Shweder, T. R. Bidell, A. C. Dailey, S. D. Dixon, P. J. Miller, & J. Modell (Eds.), The child: An encyclopedic companion (pp. 268-271). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  17. Tudge, J. R. H., Freitas, L. B. L., & Doucet, F. (2009). The transition to school: Reflections from a contextualist perspective. In H. Daniels, J. Porter, & H. Lauder (Eds.), Educational theories, cultures and learning: Critical perspectives (pp. 117-133). London: Routledge/Falmer.
  18. Tudge, J. R. H., Mokrova, I., Hatfield, B., & Karnik, R. B. (2009). Uses and misuses of Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory of human development. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 1(4), 198-210.
  19. Tudge, J. R. H., & Odero-Wanga, D. (2009). A cultural–ecological perspective on early childhood among the Luo of Kisumu, Kenya. In M. Fleer, M. Hedegaard, & J. R. H. Tudge (Eds.). The world year book of education 2009: Childhood studies and the impact of globalization: Policies and practices at global and local levels (pp. 142-160). New York: Routledge.
  20. Freitas, L. B. L., Shelton, T. L., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2008). Conceptions of US and Brazilian early childhood care and education: A historical and comparative analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 32(2), 161-70.
  21. Tudge, J. R. H., Li, L., & Stanley, T. K. (2007). The impact of method on assessing young children’s everyday mathematical experiences. In O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek (Series Eds.) & O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek (Vol. Eds.) Contemporary perspectives in early childhood education: Mathematics in early childhood education (pp. 187-214). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  22. Doucet, F., & Tudge, J. R. H. (2007). Co-constructing the transition to school: Reframing the “novice” versus “expert” roles of children, parents, and teachers from a cultural perspective. In R. Pianta, M. Cox, & K. Snow (Eds.), School readiness and the transition to kindergarten in the era of accountability (pp. 307-328). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
  23. Elliot, J. & Tudge, J. (2007). The impact of the west on post-Soviet Russian education: change and resistance to change. Comparative Education, 43, 93-112. (pdf)
  24. Tudge, J., Odero, D., Piccinini, C.A., Doucet, F., Sperb, T. M., & Lopes, R. S. (2006). A Window Into Different Cultural Worlds: Young Children's Everyday Activities in the United States, Brazil, and Kenya. Child Development, 77, 1446-1469. (pdf)
  25. Tudge, J., & Hogan, D. (2005). An Ecological Approach to Observations of Children's Everyday Lives. In S.Greene & D. Hogan (Eds.), Researching Children's Experience (pp.102-121). Thousands Oaks: CA: Sage Publications. (pdf)
  26. Tudge, J., & Doucet, F. (2004). Early mathematical experiences: observing young Black and White children's everyday activitites. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19, 21-39. (pdf)
  27. Scrimsher, S., & Tudge, J.R.H.(2003). The Teaching/Learning Relationship in the First Years of School: Some Revolutionary Implications of Vygotsky's Theory.Early Education & Development, 14, 293-312. (pdf)
  28. Tudge, J., Odero, D., Hogan, D., & Etz, K. (2003).Relations between the everyday activities of preschoolers and their teachers' perceptions of their competence in the first years of school. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 18, 42-64. (pdf)
  29. Tudge, J.R.H., & Scrimsher, S. (2003). Lev S. Vygotsky on education: A cultural-historical, interpersonal, and individual approach to development. In B.J. Zimmerman & D. H. Schunk (Eds.), Educational psychology: A century of contributions (pp. 207-228). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (pdf)
  30. Tudge, J., Hayes, S., Doucet, F., Odero, D. Kulakova, N., Tammeveski, P., & Meltsas, M. (2000). Parents' participation in cultural practices with their preschoolers. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, 16, 1-10. (pdf)
  31. Tudge, J., Hogan, D., Snezhkova, I., Kulakova, N., & Etz, K. (2000). Parents' child-rearing values and beliefs in the United States and Russia: The impact of culture and social class. Infant and Child Development, 9, 105-121. (pdf)
  32. Tudge, J. (2000). Theory, method, and analysis in research on the relations between peer collaboration and cognitive development. The Journal of Experimental Education, 69, 98-112. (pdf)
  33. Tudge, J., Doucet, F., Odero, D., Tammeveski, P., Lee, S., Meltsas, M., & Kulakova, N. (1999). Desenvolvimento infantil em contexto cultural: O impacto do engajamento de pre-escolares em atividades do cotidiano familiar. Interfaces: Revista de Psicologia,2, 23-32. (pdf)
  34. Tudge, J. R. H., & Hogan, D. M. (1999). Implications of Vygotsky's Theory for Peer Learning. In A.M. O'Donnell & A. King (Eds.) Cognitive Perspecitves on Peer Learning (pp. 39-65). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (pdf)
  35. Tudge, J. R. H., Hogan, D. M., & Etz, K. E. (1999). Using naturalistic observations as a window into children's everyday lives. In F. M. Berardo (Series Ed.) & C. Shehan (Vol. Ed.), Contemporary perspectives on family research: Vol. 1, Re-visioning children as active agents of family life (pp. 109-132). Stanford, CT: JAI Press. (pdf)
  36. Tudge, J. R. H., Hogan, D. M., Lee, S., Meltsas, M., Tammeveski, P., Kulakova, N. N., Snezhkova, I. A., & Putnam, S. A. (1999). Cultural heterogeneity: Parental values and beliefs and their preschoolers' activities in the United States, South Korea, Russia, and Estonia. In A. Goncu (Ed.), Children's engagement in the world, 62-96. New York: Cambridge University Press. (pdf)
  37. Tudge, J., Lee, S., & Putnam, S. (1998). Young Children's Play in Socio-Cultural Context: South Korea and the United States. In S. Reifel (Series Ed.) & M. C. Duncan, G. Chick, & A. Aycock (Vol. Eds.), Play & Culture Studies: Vol. 1. Diversions and Divergences in Fields of Play (pp. 77-90). Connecticut: Ablex Publishing Corporation. (pdf)
  38. Tudge, J., Gray, J. T., & Hogan, D. M. (1997). Ecological Perspectives in Human Development: A Comparison of Gibson and Bronfenbrenner. In J. Tudge, M. J. Shanahan, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Comparisons in Human Development (pp. 72-105). Cambridge University Press. (pdf)
  39. Tudge, J.,& Putnam, S. (1997). The Everyday Experiences of North American Preschoolers in Two Cultural Communities: A Cross-level Analysis. In J. Tudge, M. J. Shanahan, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Comparisons in Human Development (pp. 252-281). Cambridge University Press. (pdf)
  40. Tudge, J. R. H. (1996). The Cognitive Cosequences of Collaborative Problem Solving With and Without Feedback. Child Development, 67, 2892-2909. (pdf)
  41. Tudge, J. R. H., & Winterhoff, P. (1993). Vygotsky, Piaget, and Bandura: Perspectives on the relations between the social world and cognitive development. Human Development, 36, 61-81. (pdf)
  42. Tudge, J. R. H. (1992). Processes and Consequences of Peer Collaboration: A Vygotskian Analysis. Child Development, 63, 1364-1379. (pdf)