Barbara Rogoff

DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPsychology Department
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Research Center for the Americas,
Education Department
Web Site Developing Destinies Book
Rogoff Research
Research on Intent Community Participation
OfficeSocial Sciences 2, Room 307
Office HoursMonday 1:30-2:30pm (Spring 2018)
Campus Mail StopPsychology Faculty Services
Barbara Rogoff

Research Interests

Barbara Rogoff investigates cultural variation in learning processes and settings, with special interest in communities where schooling has not been prevalent. She is particularly interested in cultural aspects of collaboration, learning through observation, children's interest and keen attention to ongoing events, roles of adults as guides or as instructors, and children's opportunities to participate in cultural activities or in age-specific child-focused settings.

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Selected Publications

  • Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Oxford University Press, 2011)

  • The Cultural Nature of Human Development (Oxford University Press, 2003)

  • Learning Together: Children and Adults in a School Community (Oxford University Press, 2001)

  • Rogoff, B., Pérez González, C., Chavajay Quiacaín, C., & Chavajay Quiacaín, J. (2011). Developing Destinies: A Mayan midwife and town. NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Rogoff, B., Correa-Chavez, M., & Silva, K. G. (2011). Cultural variation in children's attention and learning. In M.A. Gernsbacher, R. W. Pew, L. M. Hough & J. R. Pomerantz (Eds.), Psychology and the real world: Essays illustrating fundamental contributions to society (pp. 154-163). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

  • Silva, K. G., Correa-Chávez, M., & Rogoff, B. (2010). Mexican-heritage children's attention and learning from interactions directed to others. Child Development, 81(3), 898-912.

  • López, A., Correa-Chávez, M., Rogoff, B., & Gutiérrez, K. (2010). Attention to instruction directed to another by US Mexican-heritage children of varying cultural backgrounds. Developmental Psychology, 46(3), 593-601.

  • Paradise, R., & Rogoff, B. (2009). Side by side: Learning by observing and pitching in. Ethos, 37(1), 102-138.

  • Correa-Chávez, M., & Rogoff, B. (2009). Children’s attention to interactions directed to others: Guatemalan Mayan and European American patterns. Developmental Psychology, 45(3), 630-641.

  • Mejía Arauz, R., Rogoff, B. Dexter, A., & Najafi, B. (2007). Cultural variation in children's social organization. Child Development, 78, 1001-1014.

  • Angelillo, C., Rogoff, B., & Chavajay, P. (2007). Examining shared endeavors by abstracting video coding schemes with fidelity to cases. In R. Goldman, R. Pea, B. Barron, & S. J. Derry (Eds.), Video research in the learning sciences. (pp. 189-206). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

  • Rogoff, B., Correa-Chávez, M., & Navichoc Cotuc, M. (2005). A cultural/historical view of schooling in human development. In D. Pillemer & S.H. White (Eds.), Developmental psychology and social change (pp. 225-263). NY: Cambridge University Press.

  • Rogoff, B. (2003). The Cultural Nature of Human Development. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Rogoff, B., Paradise, R., Mejía Arauz, R., Correa-Chávez, M., and Angelillo, C. (2003). Firsthand learning through intent participation. Annual Review of Psychology,, 54, 175-203

  • Morelli, G., Rogoff, B., and Angelillo, C. (2003). Cultural variation in children's access to work or involvement in specialized child-focused activities. International Journal of Behavioral Development,, 27, 264-274.

  • Rogoff, B., Goodman Turkanis, C., and Bartlett, L. (Eds.). (2001). Learning together: Children and adults in a school community. New York: Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught

Psych 110: Culture and Human Development
Psych 119A: Development as a Sociocultural Process
Psych 290B: Advanced Developmental Research and Writing