Emily Greenfield's Social Theory

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III - In Emily Greenfield’s, description of Ford and Lerner’s 1992 Developmental Systems Theory, she writes “While DST notes that social environments can fundamentally influence individuals’ behavior, at the same time, individuals-within existing environmental constraints and opportunities-can select and shape these very environments. In this way, DST conceptualizes individuals as both products and producers of their own development. (E. Greenfield p. 532) The person-environment relationship is symbiotic, they affect one another and cannot be viewed independent of each other. Using Levine’s Basic Problem Solving Process, if we define assessment, as leading “...to a definition of the problem, and it beginning to indicate resources for dealing
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