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  Georgetown Family Center -- Bowen Theory
Bowen family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit.
He formulated the theory by using systems thinking to integrate knowledge of the human species as a product of evolution and knowledge from family research.
The emotional system affects most human activity and is the principal driving force in the development of clinical problems.
www.thebowencenter.org /pages/theory.html   (442 words)

  
  Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems Theory (Glossary)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A theory introduced in 1972 to account for what the fossil record appears to suggest are a series of irregularly spaced periods of chaotic and rapid evolutionary change in what are otherwise long periods of evolutionary stasis.
It is also a universal theory in that it predicts that the global properties of complex systems are independent of the microscopic details of their structure, and is therefore consistent with the "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" approach to complex systems.
Consider a complex system (that is, a system composed of many individual parts) that is controlled from the outside in some manner by a control parameter (say, the system is driven by a constant influx of energy and/or matter).
www.cna.org /isaac/Glossb.htm   (8566 words)

  
  McGriff - Knowledge Base - Systems Theory
Systems theory was proposed by the biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy.
Systems theory advocates simplification and de-contextualization in education, which is a similar notion in systems theory, a form of reductionism.
Systems theory allows the instructional designer to conceive of the bigger picture and opportunities to affect change at the higher level where their educational system comes into contact and exchanges force and pressure with other systems.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/s/j/sjm256/portfolio/kbase/Systems&Change/systems.html   (1397 words)

  
 Systems Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This systems model breaks down the linear cause and effect model of the natural sciences because how individual elements react within a family is due to a variety of interacting factors rather than a simple linear fashion.
Systems theory then is much less concerned with the cause and effect of various systems as opposed to how different subsystems interact to make up the whole system.
Systems are units, something that is qualitatively different from each individual interacting element and cannot be explained in simple cause and effects models.
www.geocities.com /a_lonely0us/publications/systems_theory.htm   (1678 words)

  
 General Systems Theory
A system could be broken down into its individual components so that each component could be analyzed as an independent entity, and the components could be added in a linear fashion to describe the totality of the system.
Kuhn (1974) states that all systems tend toward equilibrium, and that a prerequisite for the continuance of a system is its ability to maintain a steady state or steadily oscillating state.
Systems theory forces planners to broaden their perspective, and to consider how their decisions will affect the other components of the system and the environment.
www.survey-software-solutions.com /walonick/systems-theory.htm   (5564 words)

  
 Living Systems Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition, living systems models and methodology are useful in empirical research on the great variety of systems of interest to psychology and related fields and in study of individual systems at any of the eight levels of living systems.
Any scientific theory derives its credibility and eventual validation from its correspondence to the real phenomena to which it is applied, its usefulness in solving problems and answering questions, and the degree to which it contributes to science in general.
Almost all expert systems today are at the level of the organism, but the cross-level emphasis of living systems theory leads us to ask whether expert systems might some day carry out some functions of work groups on assembly lines, of certain decision-making organizations like stock markets, and even of higher level systems.
www.newciv.org /ISSS_Primer/asem05jm.html   (7393 words)

  
 Systems Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scott defines the rational system as "systems [which] are collectivities oriented to the pursuit of relatively specific goal which are specific to the extent that they are explicit, are clearly defined, and provide unambiguous criteria for selecting among alternative activities.
Before engaging in discussions and proposing systemic changes in current educational systems, is important to understand the concept of a system and the systems theory that has evolved to explain what systems are and how they function.
The goal of applying systems theory is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the total system (school) via the development of manageable subsystems (teams or groups within the school system) with common focuses or purposes.
www.ed.psu.edu /insys/ESD/systems/theory/SYSTHEO2.htm   (2065 words)

  
 CD Baby: SYSTEMS THEORY: Soundtracks For Imaginary Movies
Systems Theory is a multi-national internet music project creating adventurous music best described using the terms cinematic-progressive, cinematic-ethnic, cinematic-spacerock, cinematic-electronic, cinematic-ambient, cinematic-soundscape, cinematic-fusion.
Survival of the fittest, etc. None of us in Systems Theory will shed any tears over the eventual demise of the huge music conglomerates, as more and more "name" artists decide to take matters into their own hands, offering some or perhaps most of an album's tracks as downloadable files.
Also, Systems Theory is part of a 2 disc Progressive Composers "Workshop" that is now available at CD Baby.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/systemstheory   (497 words)

  
 Minding the Planet: Systems Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The theory of quantum evolution is a radical new take on how mutations in DNA occur.
Self-awareness is, in essence, a feedback loop in which a system measures its own internal state and the state of its environment, then builds a representation of that state, and then reasons about and reacts to that representation in order to generate future behavior.
The theory posits that all human cognition and behavior is based on just one simple, non-algorithmic procedure that has been named confabulation.
novaspivack.typepad.com /nova_spivacks_weblog/systems_theory/index.html   (9872 words)

  
 SYSTEMS THEORY
System is a word used to describe any "experience-cluster" that we can map as a set of interacting elements over time (www.well.com, 2002).
Systems theory is not a very complicated subject once it is studied and analyzed.
Systems analysis, developed independently of systems theory, applies systems principles to aid a decision maker with problems of identifying, reconstructing, optimizing, and controlling a system, while taking into account multiple objectives, constraints and resources.
www.iejs.com /Management/systems_theory.htm   (1838 words)

  
 Mathematical Subject Classification
The current classification system, 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC2000), is a revision of the 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification, which is the classification that has been used by MR and Zbl since the beginning of 1991.
MSC2000 is the result of a collaborative effort by the editors of MR and Zbl to update the classification.
Approximations and expansions {For all approximation theory in the complex domain, see 30Exx, 30E05 and 30E10; for all trigonometric approximation and interpolation, see 42Axx, 42A10 and 42A15; for numerical approximation, see 65Dxx}
www.ams.org /msc   (607 words)

  
 Systems Theory Handout   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Systems theory comes from the biology based General Systems Theory posited by Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1968) - (Bertalanffy began formulating Systems Theory in the early 1920's but did not publish his ideas until way after WWII).
Non-summativity is the assertion that the system is a separate entity which is greater than the mere sum of its parts.
The system affects the environment and is affected by the environment.
www.bsu.edu /classes/flint/systems.html   (678 words)

  
 Systems theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Systems theory or general systems theory or systemics is an interdisciplinary field which studies systems as a whole.
Systems theory was founded by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, William RossAshby and others between the 1940s and the 1970s on principles from physics, biology and engineering and later grew into numerous fields including philosophy, sociology, organizational theory, management, psychotherapy (within family systems therapy) and economics among others.
Part of systems theory, system dynamics is a method forunderstanding the dynamic behavior of complex systems.
www.therfcc.org /systems-theory-5952.html   (264 words)

  
 Systems Theory and Incest-Sexual Abuse of Children Focus on Families article and Communities - Pat McClendon's Clinical ...
In dysfunctional family systems, members often have to sacrifice their individual identities and relinquish boundaries to maintain the survival of the system.
The criminal justice system is a part of the larger patriarchal system which sympathizes with the male perpetrator and blames the victim or the victim's mother.
Systems theory identifies interaction between family members as the major source of the dysfunctional family system.
www.clinicalsocialwork.com /systems.html   (5101 words)

  
 Systems
General system theory, then, is about "wholeness...The meaning of the somewhat mystical expression, 'The whole is more that the sum of its parts' is simply that constitutive characteristics are not explainable from the characteristics of the isolated parts.
The modern study of complex systems seems to have vindicated at least the spirit of "General System Theory." Perhaps because of the negative connotations, the term "Systems Science" now seems to be superseding "General System Theory."
But no one would accept this - even if the mathematical content of a law predicting failure in mechanical systems is isomorphic to the mathematical content of a law predicting survival of cancer patients, their generalization must somehow specify the characteristics of the physically embodied systems to which it applies.
www.outbacksoftware.com /systems/systems.html   (2471 words)

  
 Cybernetics and Systems Theory
This material was collected and is provided in the context of the Principia Cybernetica Project, but can be consulted independently of the rest of the project.
This is shown by the number of associations, conferences and journals active in the domain.
The best way of getting acquainted with the main ideas of cybernetics and systems theory is to read a few of the classic books or papers defining the domain.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /CYBSYSTH.html   (215 words)

  
 A Curriculum for Cybernetics and Systems Theory
Systems theory is the study of systems which can be mapped using any kind of network to define the flow of information.
Cybernetics is a theory of control systems based on communication (transfer of information) between systems and environment and within the system, and control (feedback) of the system's function in regard to environment...
And this methodology is on the forefront of systems theory.
www.well.com /user/abs/curriculum.html   (14395 words)

  
 Thinking About Organizations as Systems
The effect of this systems theory in management is that writers, educators, consultants, etc. are helping managers to look at organizations from a broader perspective.
Systems theory has brought a new perspective for managers to interpret patterns and events in their organizations.
Systems theory has identified numerous principles that are common to systems, many of which help us to better understand organizations.
www.managementhelp.org /org_thry/org_sytm.htm   (1313 words)

  
 Systems Thinking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He proposed that 'a system is characterized by the interactions of its components and the nonlinearity of those interactions.' Kuhn (the originator of the “paradigm shift”) applied the GSP to culture and society, and he saw cultures as interlinking subsystems of a broader planetary society.
If one accepts the theory that the world is an interconnected and interdependent holistic system (and within that system is an infrastructure that is analogous across systems), one must logically conclude that the Gaia Hypothesis is true.
In the new systems worldview, we move from the primacy of pieces to the primacy of the whole, from absolute truths to coherent interpretations, from self to community, from problem solving to creating.
www.crossroad.to /Excerpts/community/system-theory.htm   (3087 words)

  
 General Systems Theory
The notion of a system may be seen as simply a more self-conscious and generic term for the dynamic interrelatedness of components.
"Cybernetics and systems theory study basically the same problem, that of organization independent of the substrate in which it is embodied.
Since structure and function of a system cannot be understood in separation, it is clear that systems theory and Cybernetics should be viewed as two facets of a single approach.
www.squidoo.com /systemstheory   (766 words)

  
 Systems Theory - cinematic ambient space rock - LINKS
Cyndee played violin for Systems Theory on two tracks on "Soundtracks For Imaginary Movies", and will appear on several tracks on the new "Codetalkers" release.
Systems Theory has used this excellent Windows-based software since version 1 when it was a Sonic Foundry product.
Systems Theory has 26 MP3s (demos, alternate versions) at Soundclick that can be streamed or downloaded.
systemstheory.net /links.html   (259 words)

  
 Introduction to the Theory of Enformed Systems
TES is radically related to the prevailing scientific worldviews because it's a theory of organization per se--the root of all organized systems.
That such a theory is radical to the prevailing paradigms is emphasized by the deep level of abstraction of organization itself.
In the terminology of TES, a gestalt is an "enformed system." That is, a gestalt maps to a four-dimensional, nonmaterial (i.e., "spiritual"), organizing field that is created and sustained by enformy.
www.enformy.com /tesintro.htm   (1428 words)

  
 Systems Theory - cinematic ambient space rock - HOME
Systems Theory - cinematic ambient space rock - HOME
The new site is a work in progress, so bear with us as we add new things to it every day
If you want to test drive our music, please visit our Soundclick page where 26 MP3s (demos, alternate takes, different mixes) are available.
www.systemstheory.net   (69 words)

  
 Systems Theory « WordPress.com
On a high-level the cycle of divergence and convergence seems to be present in a lot of systems.
Why complex systems are also social and temporal
A Systems Approach to Understanding the Complexity of Biology
wordpress.com /tag/systems-theory   (487 words)

  
 CALResCo's Introduction to Complex Systems
Complex Systems Theory also includes the study of the interactions of the many parts of the system.
In that theory, individuals are born with a range of characteristics.
In contrast, those processes that damage or endanger the system will operationally not occur as often or be as easily transferred because the structures that they are a part of are more likely to be damaged or destroyed.
www.calresco.org /intro.htm   (1971 words)

  
 The Math Forum - Math Library - Systems Theory
Modeling and Simulation is a discipline for developing a level of understanding of the interaction of the parts of a system, and of the system as a whole.
Understanding how complex systems change over time: internal feedback loops within the structure of the system influence the entire system behavior.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel School of Education.
mathforum.org /library/topics/systems_theory   (271 words)

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