Environments in Childrens Lives describes the role of the physical environment in children's development. It examines the physical and social nature of typical settings as part of the social system in which children live, are educated and socialized, and incorporates data useful for the programming and design of settings for children. Acknowledges the social, political, economic, and cultural influences on the conceptions of children and the settings they experience, and places them in an historical context. Three settings in particular are highlighted: the psychiatric hospital, schools, and day care centers. Includes not only the experiences of children but also of the adults who care for and interact with them.