From Care receivers to Caregivers: a developmental approach to how we learn to care (2021-2023)

The project aims to contribute to our understanding of care by taking an unprecedented approach that combines both developmental and cross-cultural perspectives. We will investigate how individuals in different cultures (Finland, USA, China, Iran, Quatar, and Taiwan) across several life stages conceptualize care within the family, taking one step closer to understanding how individuals come to learn how to be caregivers, as well as the cultural and developmental nature of the giving of care. The project carries three different studies with distinct data collection and analysis. The methodology includes focus group interviews, interviews with different age groups (from 6-45 years old), experiment with children and observations.

The project is conducted in partnership with:

Visiting Assistant Professor and ACES Fellow Dr. Allegra Midgette, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Texas A&M, USA. Dr. Midgette is the researcher responsible for the concept of the project and the development of its theoretical framework.

Professor Jeffrey Liew, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M, USA.

Associate Professor Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Institute of Applied Creativity, Texas A&M, USA.

Master’s students included in this project:
Aynur Askar Koyuncu, Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University
Sumera Sheikh, Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University

Back to projects