Human Ecology - ISS 210:Society and the Individual Family...

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Family Ecology in a Global Perspective Understanding the Human Ecological Model Human ecology is an interdisciplinary field of study. The focus is on individuals and families in processes of reciprocal relationships in interaction with their environment. Definition: Human ecology theory is unique in its focus on humans as both biological organisms and social beings in interaction with their environment. Application: The family is considered to be an energy transformation system that is interdependent with its natural physical-biological, human built, and social- cultural milieu. Concepts to consider: Underlying these early concerns was the relation of humans to their immediate environment in home and family. Assumptions about human-environmental relations: 1. Social and physical environments are interdependent and influence human behavior, development, and the quality of life. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Human Ecology - ISS 210:Society and the Individual Family...

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