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Lene Arnett Jensen is Associate Professor of Psychology at Clark University, USA.  Through her scholarship, teaching and professional collaborations, Dr. Jensen aims to move psychology toward understanding human development both in terms of what is universal and what is culturally distinctive.  One line of Dr. Jensen’s research addresses how moral motives and behaviors are both culturally and developmentally situated.  Persons from diverse cultures such as India, Kenya, and the United States often differ in their moral concepts even if they are the same age.  Persons of various ages often differ in their moral thinking even if they share a common culture.  Dr. Jensen’s cultural-developmental theory integrates both of these insights.  A second line of Dr. Jensen’s research examines the psychology of globalization, including a focus on identity development and immigrants’ civic engagement.  Dr. Jensen and her graduate students have conducted research in many different countries, such as Denmark, India, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.  Dr. Jensen’s books and monographs include Bridging Cultural and Developmental Psychology: New Syntheses for Theory, Research and Policy (2012, Oxford University Press), Immigrant Civic Engagement: New Translations (2008, with C. A. Flanagan), and New Horizons in Developmental Theory and Research (2005, with R. W. Larson).  Dr. Jensen is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.