The Ecology and Psychosocial Competence

  • Forrest B. Tyler
  • Deborah Ridley Brome
  • Janice E. Williams
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


As do all living creatures, human beings develop, survive, prosper, are destroyed, or destroy themselves within the context of their ecology. In a fundamental way the very nature of our existence, both psychological and physical, is inextricably linked to the environment in which we live. Our goals, aspirations, values, as well as our adaptational outcomes are keenly responsive to our interaction and experience with elements of the ecology. Studies are now showing that ecology is relevant even in utero and that neither the idea of genetic determination nor the idea that each of us is born as a tabula rasa is entirely justified.


Active Coping Black Student White Student Interpersonal Trust Competence Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Forrest B. Tyler
    • 1
  • Deborah Ridley Brome
    • 2
  • Janice E. Williams
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.University of MassachusettsBostonUSA
  3. 3.Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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