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Ecological momentary assessment refers to a new method of behavioral assessment in which participants record their thoughts, feelings , or behaviors as they occur in the natural environment. Ecological momentary assessment is typically accomplished through the use of electronic diaries .

Ecological niche refers to the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals.

Ecological perspective refers to a framework emphasizing dynamic interaction between individuals and their environments; within this framework, “goodness-of-fit” between individuals and their surroundings is achieved through mutual interaction, negotiation , and compromise.

Ecological Psychotherapy refers to a model for assessment, problem formulation, and treatment planning which focuses on the Development of the personal niche in which the individual can exp

Ecological systems theory refers to Bronfenbrenner’s model emphasizing that the developing person is embedded in a series of environmental systems that interact with one another and with the person to influence development . Moreover, it is the view that explains child development in terms of the reciprocal influences between children and the settings that make up their environment Ecological systems theory is sometimes called Bioecological theory.

Ecological Theory refers to a type of sociological approach which emphasizes demographics (the characteristics of population groups) and geographics (the mapped location of such groups rela

Ecological validity refers to the degree to which particular findings in one environmental context may be considered relevant outside that context; the extent to which the findings of

Ecological/Sociological model refers to the Theory that children's behaviors are not inherently inappropriate but only acquire meaning when examined in relation to the social and cultural context or situation in which they occur.