Social Ecology research is distinguished by a more holistic approach, and therefore it can study various social processes. It includes:

  • Studies that inquire into the complexity of the social and cultural networks that shape the cognitive development of the person.
  • Studies that place equal focus on theory and practice and examine phenomena from individual, group, and institutional levels.
  • Studies that recognize multiple perspectives and motivations and seek multiple measures of goals and effects.
  • Studies that are self-conscious about values and biases embedded in research designs.
  • Studies that focus on the science of coupled systems and transdisciplinarity.

Research Examples

The following are some examples of Social Ecology research being conducted by affiliates of the Social Ecology Core Program: