Dynamic systems approach to the life sciences

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Fogel, Alan Dale
Other Author Greenspan, Stanley; King, Barbara J.; Lickliter, Robert; Reygadas, Pedro; Shanker, Stuart; Toren, Christina
Title Dynamic systems approach to the life sciences
Date 2008
Description Each of the chapters in this book points to expanding our understanding of the multiple and complex relationships that surround development through the lifespan. In this chapter, we as the organizing committee of the Council for Human Development give a brief description and overview of the science of dynamic systems that is exemplified in the other chapters in this book. The goal of this chapter is to help people see how dynamic systems research helps us to understand human development and how it can assist in creating relevant policies and funding priorities. The dynamic systems approach is fundamentally different from existing ideas about simple cause and effect. It begins with the realization that the living world is too complex for any one factor to have a significant effect on an outcome in the absence of many other competing and cooperating factors, all of which change over time. Dynamic systems scientists, such as the authors of the chapters in this book, seek to understand certain aspects of this constantly changing network of mutual influences according to their focus of study.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Journal Title Human development in the 21st century: visionary ideas from systems scientists
First Page 235
Last Page 53
Subject Dynamic systems approach
Subject LCSH Methodology; Research; Social sciences -- Research
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Fogel, Alan D., Greenspan, Stanley, King, Barbara J., Lickliter, R., Reygadas, P., Shanker, S., & Toren, C. (2008). Dynamic systems approach to the life sciences in A. Fogel, B. J. King, & S. Shanker (Eds.). Human development in the 21st century: visionary ideas from systems scientists, 235-53.
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