Psychological entropy: a framework for understanding uncertainty-related anxiety.

@article{Hirsh2012PsychologicalEA,
  title={Psychological entropy: a framework for understanding uncertainty-related anxiety.},
  author={J. Hirsh and R. Mar and Jordan B. Peterson},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2012},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={
          304-20
        }
}
Entropy, a concept derived from thermodynamics and information theory, describes the amount of uncertainty and disorder within a system. Self-organizing systems engage in a continual dialogue with the environment and must adapt themselves to changing circumstances to keep internal entropy at a manageable level. We propose the entropy model of uncertainty (EMU), an integrative theoretical framework that applies the idea of entropy to the human information system to understand uncertainty-related… Expand
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