Individual characteristics about yourself including gender, age, and health.
Personal Example: My anxiety effects how I react to certain situations, particularly stress.
Refers to the institutions and groups that most immediately and directly impact development. For me, it would be family, friends, work, and school.
Interconnections between the microsystems, Interactions between the family and teachers. Relationship between the peers and the family.
Example: I used to work with my sister.
Involves links between a social setting in which the individual does not have an active role and the individual's immediate context.
For example, if I'm stressed out at work or school, I take that stress home to my boyfriend.
Describes the culture in which individuals live. This includes the political and social beliefs of the culture, defined by being part of a group with a common heritage or identity.
For example, we live in a culture that values independence. So, receiving government assistance, getting help, and living with your parents are all frowned upon.
The patterning of environmental events and transitions over the life course, as well as sociohistorical circumstances.
An example of a sociohistorical event is the 2016 election. An example of a transition is divorce, as it effected me over the course of my life.