Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model

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In a world of efficiency and generalization, individuality often becomes overlooked when forming human development theories. Russian American psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner recognized this flaw and created the Ecological Model to explain how a person’s development is influenced by and influential to the environment in which they live. His model is made up of four main domains; the microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem and macrosystem, in the later years he added the chronosystem. The closest system to a person is called the microsystem, it includes all areas in which a person directly interacts. Second is the exosystem which consists of areas that affect a person without direct interaction. The mesosystem is not a sphere, rather it is designed…show more content…
I came to realize that although I had some hardships growing up, I was and still am extremely privileged. Although having scoliosis can be seen as being underprivileged, as I cannot function the same as others physically often leaving me out of activities, and resulting in a career switch, I am lucky enough to live in a country with a wonderful healthcare system. The healthcare Canadians receive allowed me to undergo the treatment and care I required in order to fix my scoliosis and prevent future health complications. Through creating a profile I was able to see that I was fortunate enough to go to preschool all the way through to high school and some of post-secondary without having to pay out of my own pocket due to government funding. I have come to the conclusion that without the love and support of my parents, none of what I have accomplished today would be possible, which I see as an amazing privilege to be brought up in such a caring home. On my journey of creating my own ecological profile, I have come to think about the individuality of each person and how knowing more about other’s profiles may help my…show more content…
Although all the children will have similar chronosystems and macrosystems, each child’s microsystem, mesosystem and exosystem will be exponentially diverse. Understanding each child’s individual profile would help me to better comprehend the child’s behaviours, quirks and personality. Knowing the child’s ecological profile could help me to better point out a child’s challenges and talents and the reasoning behind it. I have come to realize that each child reacts to me differently because of their history, meanwhile I react to each of them differently due to
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