Ecological Model

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Ecological Model

Queena Brown

Liberty University Online


Ecological Model

The ecological model was submitted as a concept in the 1970s and further adopted as

theory 10-years later in the early 1980s. Such models were developed in an attempt to enhance

the understanding of the complex interconnection between people and their surrounding

environments. Significantly, the theory was advanced by the World War I, after which

researchers realized that the surveys conducted by psychologists seemed narrow in scope. The

ecological model was brought about to fill the gap that existed between the behavioral theories.

Indeed, they covered small settings based on the fact that anthropological theories were mainly

used for analysis in broad contexts. The contribution of ecological models in personal

development is profound despite being criticized. Specifically, Bronfenbrenner Ecological model

is widely employed in the development of human beings in a bid to achieve a ‘risk tree’ concept

that strengthens the ecological model.

In the biological sense, human beings are considered as animals, just like any other living

creature. Growth and development of humans come forth based on the interconnected and

embedded ecological systems surrounding them. These two vital processes are governed by the

various factors found the ecological model in which the organism in question is found.

Therefore, it correct to assert that an organism’s development comes about through the

interconnected and embedded ecological systems. The reason to this is simple, an organism in

one environmental system does not find all its needs within the system in which it’s located. The

organism thus has to depend on factors and organisms…...

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