Systems Theory - in recursive fashion These networks are...

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Systems Theory Premise: Human beings, as social creatures, establish & organize into different relationship arrangements with other human beings. These relationship arrangements— social  systems —possess the same
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Concepts (in no particular order…) Parts Connections/ Interactions Boundaries Equilibrium/ Homeostasis/ Steady State Feedback Change is disruptive Entropy & Negative Entropy Maintenance Cascading > Sum of Parts Equifinality Multifinality
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[ECO] Systems Human Social Systems (“relationship arrangements”) are situated in complex networks of other social systems. All of these systems influence, affect, and impact each other
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Unformatted text preview: in recursive fashion . These networks are sometimes referred to as “nested” or “embedded” systems. Persons are members of & connected to MANY systems Ecosystems / Ecological Perspective “person – in – environment” • Micro : individual • Mezzo : systems of un-mediated contact & impact (family, groups) • Macro : systems of mediated/indirect contact (organizations, institutions, social forces) Ecosystemic Perspective “nested systems” Macro Mezzo Micro PIE • Person-in-Environment • Program-in-Environment • Policy-in-Environmnet...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course SOWK 320 taught by Professor Poe during the Spring '11 term at James Madison University.

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