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Ecological Systems Theory The microsystem - this is the layer closest to the individual and contains the structures with which the individual has direct contact. The microsystem encompasses the relationships and interactions a child has with her immediate surroundings Examples of structures in this system include: The mesosystem – this layer provides the connection between the structures of the individual’s microsystem. Examples of this include: The Exosystem – this layer defines the larger social system in which the individual does not function directly. The structures in this layer impact the child’s development by interacting with
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Unformatted text preview: some structure in her microsystem. Examples of this include: The marcosystem this layer may be considered the outermost layer in the individuals environment. This layer is comprised of cultural values, customs, and laws. The chronosystem this system encompasses the dimension of time as it relates to an individuals environments. Elements within this system can be either external, such as the timing of a parents death, or internal, such as the physiological changes that occur with the aging of a child....
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