This edition of Systems Research and Behavioral Science contains a diverse collection of papers that emphasize both the development of systems theory
and the application of systems ideas in practice.
Written with an engineering slant rather than as a mathematics text (although both discrete-time systems and continuous-time systems are addressed for the sake of completeness), the material requires a graduate-level foundation in linear systems theory
and probablility and stochastic processes and a moderately high level of mathematical and engineering maturity.
This instrument is based on Motivational Systems Theory
, which takes an integrative, comprehensive approach.
The word "system" as used here applies the concepts of systems theory
Contributing to the modern dynamical systems theory
, Roberts explains how to derive relatively simple dynamical equations that model complex physical interactions.
Writing in a style accessible to therapists, non-therapists, and students, Cooper (clinical psychology, the Mental Health Service, Harvard University) creates a framework based in systems theory
for understanding various models of human reactions to internal and external change.
The authors, who are psychologists, outline a new theory and therapy for couples and families that completes the general systems theory
of Ludwig von Bertalanffy and addresses what needs to change in a dysfunctional couple or family system.
is a way of looking at organizations.
A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Methods and Techniques edited by Verspoor, de Bot and Lowie focuses on second language development from a dynamic systems theory
(DST) perspective, which the authors define as "a general theory that explains how [language as a] complex system, which consists of a set of interrelated variables that continually mutually affect each other, may change over time" (p.
And in recent years, biological anthropologists such as Deacon have used systems theory
as the framework for understanding human consciousness.
Handbook of Developmental Systems Theory