SOCIAL MEDIA Using the selected media, write a 750-1,000-word paper addressing


SOCIAL MEDIA
Using the selected media, write a 750-1,000-word paper addressing the impact the media has on the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during middle childhood. Include the following in your paper:
How the selected media can change brain functioning
How the selected media can disrupt physical development
How the selected media influences social development
How the selected media can positively influence a child
Briefly summarize how Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological systems theory would describe the impact of the selected media on the different systems that effect childhood development (refer to page 37 of the text as a guide).
Include at least three scholarly references, in addition to the text, in your paper.
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Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological TheoryConcentric circles show five levels of environmental influence on the individual, from the most intimate environment (the microsystem) to the broadest (the chronosytem)—all within the perpendicular dimension of time.The mesosystem is the interlocking of various microsystems. It may include linkages between home and school (such as parent-teacher conferences) or between the family and the peer group (such as relationships that develop among families of children in a neighborhood play group). For example, a parent’s bad day at work might affect interactions with a child later that evening in a negative way. Despite never having actually gone to the workplace, the child is still affected by it.mesosystemBronfenbrenner’s term for linkages between two or more microsystems.The mesosystem focuses on interactions between microsystems, but the exosystem consists of interactions between a microsystem and an outside system or institution. Though the effects are indirect, they can still have a profound impact on a child. For example, different countries have policies on what type, if any, of maternal or paternal leave accommodations are available for new parents. And, whether or not a parent has the option to stay home with a newborn is a substantial influence on development. Thus governmental policies trickle down and can affect a child’s’ day-to-day experiences.exosystemBronfenbrenner’s term for linkages between two or more settings, one of which does not contain the child.The macrosystem consists of overarching cultural patterns, such as dominant beliefs, ideologies, and economic and political systems. How is a child’s development affected by living in a capitalist or socialist society?macrosystemBronfenbrenner’s term for a society’s overall cultural patterns, including values, customs, and social systems.Finally, the chronosystem adds the dimension of time: change or constancy in the child and the environment. Time marches on, and as it does, changes occur. These can include changes in family composition, place of residence, or parents’ employment, as well as larger events such as wars, ideology, political system, and economic cycles.chronosystemBronfenbrenner’s term for effects of time on other developmental systems.According to Bronfenbrenner, a person is not merely an outcome of development but a shaper of it. People affect their own development through their biological and psychological characteristics, talents and skills, disabilities, and temperament.By looking at systems that affect individuals in and beyond the family, this bioecological approach helps us to see the variety of influences on development. The contextual perspective also reminds us that findings about the development of children in one culture or one group within a culture (such as white, middle-class Americans) may not apply equally to children in other societies or cultural groups.


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