The Ecology and Psychosocial Competence
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.
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