publication . Article . Other literature type . 1986

Ecology of the family as a context for human development: Research perspectives.

Urie Bronfenbrenner;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 1986 Journal: Developmental Psychology, volume 22, pages 723-742 (issn: 0012-1649, eissn: 1939-0599, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
This review collates and examines critically a theoretically convergent but widely dispersed body of research on the influence of external environments on the functioning of families as contexts of human development. Investigations falling within this expanding domain include studies of the interaction of genetics and environment in family processes; transitions and linkages between the family and other major settings influencing development, such as hospitals, day care, peer groups, school, social networks, the world of work (both for parents and children), and neighborhoods and communities; and public policies affecting families and children. A second major fo...
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free text keywords: Life-span and Life-course Studies, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Demography, Bioecological model, Life course approach, Social psychology, Child development, Developmental psychology, Research question, Developmental Science, Sociology, Social influence, Social network, business.industry, business, Personality development
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1986

Ecology of the family as a context for human development: Research perspectives.

Urie Bronfenbrenner;