Revealing and filled with professional insight, Robert M. Berns' best-selling book helps students understand the socialization process of children via the powerful conceptual framework of Urie Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model of Human Development. Berns closely examines the interactive effects of family, childcare, school, peer groups, media, community, and societal factors (including culture, political ideology, economics, and technology) on the socialization of the child to vividly illustrate the concepts of the course and help students learn how the various aspects of a child's environment affect his or her development. Truly ideal for undergraduate students and anyone who works with children, this text underscores the immeasurable value in preparing the child with the ability to adapt to a changing world.
Roberta Berns is a Professor Emerita at the University of California, Irvine, as well as at Saddleback College, where she founded and chaired the Human Development Department. Berns also was a student of the renowned developmental psychologist, Urie Bronfenbrenner, at Cornell University. Now, she is married and living in California with her husband, who is a professor of biology and bioengineering. They have two married children and two grandchildren.
1. Ecology of the Child. 2. Ecology of Socialization. 3. Ecology of the Family. 4. Ecology of Parenting. 5. Ecology of Child Care. 6. Ecology of the School. 7. Ecology of Teaching. 8. Ecology of the Peer Group. 9. Ecology of the Mass Media. 10. Ecology of the Community. 11. Emotional and Cognitive Socialization Outcomes. 12. Social and Behavioral Socialization Outcomes. Glossary. References. Acknowledgements. Photo Credits. Index.