Defending qualitative change: the view from dynamical systems theory.

@article{Spencer2008DefendingQC,
  title={Defending qualitative change: the view from dynamical systems theory.},
  author={John P. Spencer and Sammy Perone},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={1639-47}
}
A central controversy in developmental science, enflamed by nativist accounts, is whether development is best viewed as a series of qualitative or continuous changes. This article defends the notion of qualitative change from the perspective of dynamical systems theory (DST). Qualitative change within DST refers to the shift that occurs when a system goes from one attractor state through an instability into a different attractor state. Such changes occur on the second-to-second timescale of… CONTINUE READING

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