Ch 2 Family Contexts

Ch 2 Family Contexts - FAMILY CONTEXTS: The Many Areas of...

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FAMILY CONTEXTS: The Many Areas of Family Life The Many Areas of Family Life
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An Ecological Model of Development Developed by psychologist Urie Brofenbrenner A Multiple influences affect development over a lifetime A Individuals interact in multiple environments A Must understand the interactive relationships among the variables in the contexts of development A Impact on relationships is bi-directional
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Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model Microsystem Mesosystem Exosystem Macrosystem Chronosystem
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Race and Ethnicity African Americans Latinos Asian Americans Middle Eastern families Non-Hispanic White / Euro-Americans
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African Americans THE Black Family and the collapse of the Black family Child-focused; collectivism; kin networks Couple dynamics: gender roles Dr. Billingsley’s distinction of social classes A A small upper class A A middle class A A lower class 1. Stable working-class families 2. Both stable and multi-problem poor families
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Hispanics/Latinos Largest minority group Biases/myths Familism “plasticity of Latino family forms” Within-group diversity
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Asian Americans “model minority” Collectivist culture Parent-child vs husband-wife relationship Within-group diversity
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Middle Eastern Families Traditional family roles Low divorce rates Low out-of-wedlock births Extended family relationships
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WOST 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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Ch 2 Family Contexts - FAMILY CONTEXTS: The Many Areas of...

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