Uses and Misuses of Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory of Human Development

  title={Uses and Misuses of Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory of Human Development},
  author={Jonathan R. H. Tudge and Irina Mokrova and Bridget E. Hatfield and Rachana B. Karnik},
  journal={Journal of Family Theory and Review},
This paper evaluates the application of Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory as it is represented in empirical work on families and their relationships. We describe the ‘‘mature’’ form of bioecological theory of the mid-1990s and beyond, with its focus on proximal processes at the center of the Process-Person-Context-Time model. We then examine 25 papers published since 2001, all explicitly described as being based on Bronfenbrenner’s theory, and show that all but 4 rely on outmoded versions… 

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Acknowledgements Dedication Foreword - Richard M. Lerner Introduction Section I: ON THE NATURE OF BIOECOLOGICAL THEORY AND RESEARCH Section Introduction Article 1. The Bioecological Theory of Human