Bronfenbrenner's Evolutionary Theory Analysis

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Evolutionary theory is amongst the five developmental theories, and within evolutionary theory is the subcategory, Bronfenbrenner's bio ecological model. Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model suggests that a person’s biological makeup and environment they’re immersed in and interconnected. Within the bioecological model is a set of four systems. The systems start with the microsystem and radiating outwards towards the mesosystem, exosystem, and macrosystem. The system closest to the individual is the microsystem, the microsystem includes interpersonal relationships between the individual and their family members, and their immediate surroundings. The next system is the mesosystem includes interactions between underlying parts of a person’s …show more content…
And it’s meaningful that this theory and topic can be linked because they both emphasize that genes and environment play an important part in human development. In addition, genes and environment can not be examined separately because a person’s development is dependent upon the influences that a person’s genes have on their environment as well as how a person’s environment influences an individual’s genes. Both this sub-theory and this topic have realistic applications for the whole lifespan, rather than any one stage of development, as well as acknowledge that genetic and environmental influences that affect an individual’s development can change over time. As mentioned previously, in Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model, there are four systems the first one being an individual’s microsystem. This microsystem is the immediate surrounding that an individual is exposed to. This can include their parents and family, for children, or a spouse and their children for adults. Additionally, there are other systems that can influence an individual’s surroundings and then their development, but for the purpose of making a link between Bronfenbrenner’s model and gene-environment correlations, I’ll focus on the microsystem. Gene-environment correlations all concern a person’s microsystem because within the microsystem are an individual's immediate surroundings and their environment. Gene-environment correlations use a person’s environment as a basis and then make a correlation about an individual’s genetic makeup. This linkage demonstrates how influential an individual’s environment can be on an individual’s overall development throughout their

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