Chapter 3 - Systems Theories: Their Origins, Foundations, and development

@article{Laszlo1998Chapter3,
  title={Chapter 3 - Systems Theories: Their Origins, Foundations, and development},
  author={Alexander Laszlo and Stanley Krippner},
  journal={Advances in psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={126},
  pages={47-74}
}
In it's broadest conception, a " system " may be described as a complex of interacting components together with the relationships among them that permit the identification of a boundary-maintaining entity or process. Since social and psychological phenomena tend to resist quantitative modeling by posing basic difficulties already on the plane of boundary identification , alternative approaches must be relied upon. One such approach draws on the body of knowledge derived from General System… 

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