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bioecological model
belief that the interactions between person and environment are best explained by a system analysis.
biopsychosocial interactions
idea that development proceeds by the interaction of biological,environmental, and psychological forces.
continuity
lasting quality of experiences;development proceeds steadily and sequentially.
culture
those values,beliefs,and behaviors characteristic of a large group of people, for example, those of hispanic origin.
discontinuity
behaviors that are apparently unrelated to earlier aspects of development.
exosystem
an environment in which a person is not active but affects development.
macrosystem
the blueprint of any society.
mesosystem
the relationship amoung microsystems.
microsystem
the home or school.
proximal process
Bronfenbrenner's term forthe reciprocal interactions between a person and the environment.
stability
a belief that children's early experiences affect them for life.