Chaos and its influence on children's development : an ecological perspective / edited by Gary W. Evans and Theodore D. Wachs.

1st ed.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2010.
xviii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm


Summary note
This book explores how, why and at what level chaos at the familial and societal level affects children. It uses Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development as the means to understand the nature of relations between chaos and development.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foundations. Chaos in context / Theodore D. Wachs and Gary W. Evans ; Chos and the diverging fortunes of American children : a historical perspective / Daniel T. Lichter and Elaine Wethington
  • Chaos at the microsystem level. Physical and psychosocial turmoil in the home and cognitive development / Brian P. Ackerman and Eleanor D. Brown ; The dynamics of family chaos and its relation to children's socioemotional well-being / Barbara H. Fiese and Marcia A. Winter ; Child-care chaos and child development / Feyza Corapci ; chaos outside the home : the school environment / Lorraine E. Maxwell ; Viewing microsystem chaos through a Bronfenbrenner bioecological lens / Theodore D. Wachs ; The role of temporal and spatial instability in child development / Clyde Hertzman
  • Chaos at the mesosystem level. From home to day care : chaos in the family/child-care mesosystem / Robert H. Bradley ; Disorder, turbulence, and resources in children's homes and neighborhoods / Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Anna D. Johnson, and Tama Leventhal
  • Chaos at the exosystem level. Neighborhood chaos and children's development : questions and contradictions / James R. Dunn, Nicole J. Schaefer-McDaniel, and Jason T. Ramsay ; Parent employment and chaos in the family / Rena Repetti and Shu-wen Wang
  • Chaos at the macrosystem level. Well-being, chaos, and culture : sustaining a meaningful daily routine / thomas S. Weisner ; Chaos and the macrosetting : the role of poverty and socioeconomic status / Gary W. Evans, John Eckenrode, and Lyscha A. Marcynyszyn ; An ecological framework for the refugee experience : what is the impact on child development? / Stuart L. Lustig
  • Conclusions. Dynamic developmental systems : chaos and order / Arnold Sameroff.
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