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 .
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.
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.