Essay on Considering the Present

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Considering the Present
Ashford University: PSY 202
January 16, 2014

Urie Brofenbrenner is an American developmental psychologist who is best known for his Ecological Systems Theory of child development. This theory “focuses on broad, interconnected influences on human development. It proposes that we can best explain development in terms of the interactions between individuals and the environments in which they live (Mossler, 2013, Chapter 2, Section 2.6, Urie Bronfenbrenner and the Ecological Systems Theory,” para 1). While reviewing the Looking into the Past assignment I decided on the two events listed in the following pages to explain how these events and the Brofenbrenner theory affected me. In
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If she was not in my world I think it would have been a little more difficult. When my children were young, I was working and attending school full time, this caused some very stressful situations for me and did influence how I interacted with my children, and handled the stress at home. This is the mesosytem, which “describes the interaction between groups within the microsystem”, (Mossler, 2013, Chapter 2, Section 2.6, Urie Bronfenbrenner and the Ecological Systems Theory,) and is one of Brofrenbrenner’s rings or his ecological systems theory. Some days my days were easy and there was some stress, but not a lot, so on those days it was an enjoyable evening for me. Then of course there were the days that I had so much stress all I really wanted to do was just go into my room, close the door, and sit in the quiet. Learning how to deal with those everyday stresses taught me patience and perseverance. Patience to handle the issues at home without getting angry or frustrated and perseverance to stay with something once I started it. I believe that the mesosystem affects us a lot more than we think it does. In my life, I know if I have a stressful day at work I will come home more tired and in the mood for quiet. I believe that the mesosystem can change our everyday reactions to different events because our interactions also can change every day. By having my

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