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HUEC 1000-January 25

HUEC 1000-January 25 - 1 Human Unit(Active Agent Known as...

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HUEC 1000-January 25, 2006 Human Ecological System “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” Aristotle is credited with this basic principle. Holistic view : an awareness of interrelationship and interdependency of total universe and human behavior and development. Ecology : the study of or science of the house or habitat. Human ecology : study of the interdependence and interrelationship of human begins with their natural, human behaviorial, and human constructed environment. Systems Approach to Home Economics System : a group of components that are connected or interactive, an organized whole. Open system : a system that depends upon interchange or interconnectedness with human environmental factors. Closed system : dependent on international factors only! Central Organizing Concepts of the Human Ecossystem
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Human Unit (Active Agent) Known as the individual 2. Environment : the forces and conditions that surround and influence living organisms and nonliving things. • Natural Environment : features of the earth, elements of the atmosphere, time, space, climatic zone, natural resources. Human Human Behavioral Environment Human Constructed Environment Natural Environment • Human constructed environment : the part of the environment that humans have established or changed to meet designated needs. social biological social physical social cultural • Human behavioral environment : the psychosocial and biophysical behaviors of human beings (what you do, what you think, values, emotions, physical skills)...
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