Introduction to Psychology/Child and Adolescent Psychology/Biological Theories

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  • biological
    • ethology - evolutionary adaptability of behaviors - Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen
    • neuropsychology
    • Systems Theories
    • Urie Bronfenbrenner - ecological systems theory, layers of influential systems
      • Microsystem- direct interactions with people in immediate environment
      • Mesosystem- elements in larger social environment (school, neighborhood, day care).
      • Exosystem- larger social networks (extended family, government).
      • Macrosystem- cultural customs, values, and laws.
      • Chronosystem- how all of these systems can change over time, shifting all systems