SOC 312 Week 1 Discussion 1
Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model
Your text uses Bronfenbrenner's ecological model to explain how children's development is affected by different groups within their world. Using this theory, we can understand how children are socialized both intentionally and unintentionally. You must understand how this theory applies to your own upbringing as well as a young child's upbringing in order to truly comprehend the concept. After reading the text and the "Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site." article, use your understanding of this theory to respond to the questions below.
Using Bronfenbrenner's ecological model, respond to the following questions:
a. How did the microsystem that you grew up in differ from your parents’ or grandparents’ microsystems? Do you think this is a detrimental or an affirmative change to society as a whole?
b. How do you think technology, specifically social media, influences a child's mesosystems?
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