CH 14 Social Development Families PSYC 2076

CH 14 Social Development Families PSYC 2076 - CH 14 Social...

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Unformatted text preview: CH 14 Social Development: Families Child Psychology Summer 2011 Family Processes Bronfenbrenner proposed an ecological theory that analyzes the social contexts of development in terms of 5 environmental systems: Microsystem à the setting in which the individual lives Mesosystem à the links between microsystems Exosystem à influences from another setting Macrosystem à culture in which the individual lives Chronosystem à sociohistorical circumstances Bronfenbrenners Ecological Theory Interactions in the Family System Every family is a systema complex whole made up of interrelated and interacting parts. Mutual synchrony : each persons behavior depends on the partners previous behavior (e.g., joint attention and mutual gazing) Reciprocal interactions : the actions of the partners can be matched (e.g., one partner imitates the other, as in mutual smiling) Scaffolding Reciprocal socialization These subsystems interact and influence one another. Domain-Specific Socialization...
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