Systems Theory

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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