7. Context and Ecology

Sexual Leaning and Personal Development in the Sociocultural Environment

  1. Phil Rich

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118105887.ch7

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rich, P. (2011) Context and Ecology, in Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118105887.ch7

Author Information

  1. Clinical Program Development of the Stetson School, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470551721

Online ISBN: 9781118105887

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Keywords:

  • context and ecology, sexual leaning and personal development - in sociocultural environment;
  • human experience, interaction and development - shaped by multiple forces, distal and proximal;
  • developmental learning environment - social environment and social learning;
  • concept of mental models, or maps - forming mental representations of the real world;
  • media portrayals of normalcy of sexual behavior - contributing to juvenile sexual attitudes and behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social Learning in the Ecological Environment

  • Developmental Vulnerabilities, Predispositions, and Susceptibility

  • The Developmental Model

  • The Developmental-Learning Environment

  • Mental Models of the External Social World

  • Juvenile Sexual Behaviors in the Context of the Sociocultural Environment

  • Where are Children Learning about Sex?

  • Exposure to the Media

  • Exposure to Violence through the Media

  • Portrayals of Sexual Behavior in the Media

  • Media Portrayals of Sexual Behavior

  • The Influence of the Social Message on Sexual and Sexually Abusive Behavior

  • Beyond the Media: Sexual Messages in the Social Ecology

  • The Impact of the Sexual Message on Troubled Juveniles

  • A Molecular Model of Sociosexual Risk Factors

  • Sexual Behavior and Risk in its Social Context

  • Conclusion: The Rise of Sexually Abusive Behavior in the Sociosexual Ecology