Systems Theory In Action

Author: Shelly Smith-Acuña
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470910224
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This innovative book explores systems theory as an effective model for general mental health practice.

Purpose Meaning And Action

Author: Kent A. McClelland
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403967985
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This book brings together for the first time the work of prominent sociologists contributing to the development of this wideranging theoretical paradigm.

General Systems Theory And Psychiatry

Author: William Gray
Publisher: Little Brown GBR
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The following paper, by one of the editors, Frederick J. Duhl, is obviously the
work of a clinician and teacher who was influenced by Erich Lindemann and his
concept of crisis theory, but concerned with its extension into all systems touched
by the psychiatrist. This paper tries to make clear the vantage points from which
the psychiatrist must work, the need for the conceptual models from which he
takes action, and the awareness that he is basically an active intervener in
systems ...

Action Theory And Communication Research

Author: Karsten Renckstorf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110180817
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5 The foundation of communication and action 5 in consciousness: Confronting
action theory 5 with systems theoretical arguments Frank Huysmans Abstract In
action theoretical approaches to the study of mass communication processes,
media production and reception activity is interpreted (or 'explained') from the
point of view of individual consciousness. The intentionality of the actor is viewed
as the starting point for human (social) action. Communication is regarded as a
process ...

Cybernetics And Systems Theory In Management Tools Views And Advancements

Author: Wallis, Steven E.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615206698
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In particular, systems operating in nature are much more poorly characterized by
taking them apart and studying their component parts. The systems nature of
these complex entities is captured by observing them in action and characterizing
them by what they actually do. Relational systems theory focuses on this
functional identification of a complex system and builds a causal network to
describe the relationships. The result is always divorced from a structural
schematic of the system.

Sociology And The New Systems Theory

Author: Kenneth D. Bailey
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791417430
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The objects (actors or the population [P]) in the system engage in action (singly)
or interaction (with other actors). They do this in an organized way (O) in a spatial
context (S). They utilize information (/) and technology (T) to achieve certain
goals, often (but not always) to maximize their level of living (L). This action is
sometimes "rational" and strictly goal oriented, and sometimes not. It is generally
regulated by norms. The result of this action is often replicated action. This
replicated ...

Information Systems Theory

Author: Yogesh K. Dwivedi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441961082
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The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research.

The Combinatory Systems Theory

Author: Piero Mella
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319548050
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Are combinatory systems different than complex systems? The book has been written with no prerequisite required to read and understand it, in particular math, statistics and computer knowledge.