Chaos And Complexity: Implications For Psychological Theory And Practice
The nature of this book is to emphasize the inherent complexity and richness of the human experience of change. Now, the author believes there to be an acceptable "scientific" explanation for this phenomona. Explored here are 30 years of studies to describe nonlinear dynamics, today termed either chaos theory or complexity theory. The connotations of both theories are discussed at length. Offering social scientists validation in their attempts to describe and define phenomona of a previously ineffable nature, this book explores chaos' implications for psychology and the social sciences. It describes the benefits psychology can glean from using ideas in chaos theory and applying them to psychology in general, individual psycho-therapy, couples therapy, and community psychology, and also considers possible directions for research and application.
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APPLYING CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY TO PSYCHOLOGY
The Struggle Between Structuralists
Eriksons Stages of Development
Harmonizing Yesterday and Today
Linearity or Chaos?
The Strange Dynamics of Personality and the Instability
Cycles Within Cycles and Personality Carved
Businesses as Organizations
An Aggregate of Systems
Different Adaptations and Different Levels
ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND ON TOWARD THE HORIZON
Life as an Emerging Process and Egyptian Civilization
Valuing an Experience and the Multidetermined
Holding the Tension and Understanding the Sacred
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