Ecological Systems Theory Paper

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Referring to ecological systems theory (in Chapter One), explain why parents of children with genetic disorders often experience increased stress. What factors, within and beyond the family, can help these parents support their children’s development? Be sure to include in your response information from the textbook or other psychology-specific sources. Parents of children with genetic disorders often experience increased stress because, based on Urie Bronfenbrenners’ ecological system theory, a child’s social and physical attributes and capacities can affect adult’s behavior, (Berk, L., 2014). According to this theory, parents of a child with a genetic disorder are more likely to be more impatient because of the behavior the child may have.
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