The “socio-ecological model” (the Ecology of Human Development) was developed by psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner in the late 1970s, as a way to recognize that individuals affect and are affected by a complex range of social influences and nested environmental interactions. This model recognizes that factors can cross between multiple levels (see the dotted lines separating each layer on our model). They can also impact people differently, based on cumulative and intersectional experience.
–Read about his work (links to Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research)
–Find scholarly articles (links to Google scholar)