ANTH_135_Class_x04_xBehavioral_Systems_Sciencex_2009_02_25

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Behavioral Systems Science 2/25/09 Class 4 ANTH 135 Reckmeyer Behavioral Systems Science
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Behavioral Systems Science 2/25/09 Class 4 ANTH 135 Reckmeyer Paradigms Human Behavior (Complicated) - Key = How to Understand / Intervene - Need = New Approaches - Problem-Solving / Mess Management - Paradigms = Shared Formal Approaches Types of Paradigms - Disciplinary (eg Anthropology) - Interdisciplinary (eg Behavioral Science) - Metadisciplinary (eg Systems Science) Critical Features (Traditional/Emerging) - Epistemology (reductionistic/constructivistic) - Ontological (mechanistic/holistic) - Methodological (analytic/synthetic) Epistemology - Knowing - Ontology - Being - Methodology - Doing -
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Behavioral Systems Science 2/25/09 Class 4 ANTH 135 Reckmeyer Systems Paradigm Roots & History - General Systems Theory (early 1950s) - Cybernetics (late 1940s) - System Dynamics (early 1960s) - Complexity Theory (early 1990s) Value & Applications - Universal Science of Organized Relationships
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Unformatted text preview: - Complex Behavior / Common Patterns- Cross-Fertilization / Integrated Views- Soft / Hard Systems Approaches Critical Features- Systems Epistemology = Observers- Systems Ontology = Observeds- Systems Methodology = Observations Epistemology- Knowing -Ontology- Being -Methodology- Doing -Behavioral Systems Science 2/25/09 Class 4 ANTH 135 Reckmeyer Basic Systems Concepts Systems- Recognizable Wholes = Observer-Defined- Organized Internal / External Relationships- Parts - Boundaries - External Factors- Systems - Contexts - Broader Environments Nature of Relationships- Relationships = Inputs / Outputs- Positive Feedback = Amplifying- Negative Feedback = Dampening Web of Relationships- Organized Sets of Interconnections- Hierarchical / Heterarchical Distinctions- Open / Closed Systems- Emergent Properties- Simple Complex Systems Ontology- Being -...
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