The Ecology of Human Development
The Ecology of Human Development

The Ecology of Human Development

by Urie BRONFENBRENNER

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Overview

To understand the way children develop, Bronfenbrenner believes that it is necessary to observe their behavior in natural settings, while they are interacting with familiar adults over prolonged periods of time. His book offers an important blueprint for constructing a new and ecologically valid psychology of development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674028845
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Urie Bronfenbrenner is Jacob Gould Schurmn Professor of Human Development and family Studies and of Psychology, Emeritus,Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Contents
Part One AN ECOLOGICAL ORIENTATION
1 Purpose and Perspective
2 Basic Concepts
Part Two ELEMENTS OF THE SETTING
3 The Nature and Function of Molar Activities
4 Interpersonal Structures as Contexts of Human Development
5 Roles as Contexts of Human Development
Part Three THE ANALYSIS OF SETTINGS
6 The Laboratory as an Ecological Context
7 Children's Institutions as Contexts of Human Development
8 Day Care and Preschool as Contexts of Human Development
Part Four BEYOND THE MICROSYSTEM
9 The Mesosystem and Human Development
10 The Exosystem and Human Development
11 The Macrosystem and Human Development
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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