Cultural Aspects of Successful Development

  • Katarína Millová


Several theoretical models attempt to outline the interaction between the sociocultural (macrosocial) and individual levels of development. Bronfenbrenner designed a bio-ecological model of development, which involves, apart from the interaction between the person and his or her environment, the interactions between different environments (see Bronfenbrenner, 1979 in comparison with Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 1998). Bronfenbrenner describes four systems arranged topologically from that which is nearest to the person up to the one which is farthest from them, specifically going from the microsystem, represented by the family, peers, workplace and school, up to the macrosystem, which incorporates social norms and opinions, historical events and cultural values. Different environmental levels develop at different places throughout the individual’s life span: The nearest environment changes much more rapidly than social values and attitudes, which transform very slowly and gradually in stable societies (Bronfenbrenner, 1986, 2005).


Successful Development Great Depression Cultural Aspect Social Transition Historical Influence 
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