University 
of  Chicago
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John A. Lucy
William Benton Professor
Department of Comparative Human Development,
Department of Psychology, and the College

jlucy@uchicago.edu
Department of Comparative Human Development
5730 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Phone: 773-702-3517, Fax:  773-702-0320, Office: Judd 450

 
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On Leave 2008-09
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA
Research Interests:
Using cross-cultural and developmental perspectives to explore the interface among the symbolic structures we call language, culture, and self; the impact of grammatical diversity on thought and the particular importance of metalinguistic capabilities in human social interaction; the role of language in the development of conceptual thought and self during middle childhood; languages and cultures of the Mayan peoples. 
Courses taught:
Language, Culture and Thought
Advanced Topics in Language, 
             Culture, and Thought
Language Socialization
Theories of Self 
Self, Culture, and Society I
Maya History and Ethnography
Spoken Yucatec Maya I & II
  Links:  Human Development   Psychology Anthropology  Linguistics University of Chicago
       Center for Latin American Studies       Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  Last updated 1 July 2008