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Psychological panarchy: Steps to an ecology of thought

  title={Psychological panarchy: Steps to an ecology of thought},
  author={Will Varey},
Since its origination, researchers in the field of ecology have been faced with complex questions of considerable complexity (Clements, 1905; Elton, 1927; Tansley, 1935). To consider an entity within its habitat involves recurring problems of definition; of the entity, the boundary of the inquiry and the criterion for observation (Ahl & Allen, 1996; Allen & Starr, 1982; Allen, Tainter, & Hoekstra, 2003). The increasing sophistication of systems theory in the construction of ecosystem models… 

Viability of Psychological Panarchy: Thought as an Ecology

This article considers recent research from the cognitive sciences and developmental psychology and parallels with the characterization of complex ecologies as panarchy systems. Its aim is to assess

The Spiraling Propensities of Mind: Towards an Ecological Theory of Human Meaning Systems within a Panarchy of Adaptive Cycles of Human Consciousness

A truly ecological (i.e., non-metaphorical) definition of meaning is proposed and a panarchic theory of human meaning systems (HMS) is outlined that includes a consideration of the original sources of difference in the universe and obeys Jorgensen's “Fundamental Laws in Ecology” (Jorgensen, 2009).

Abductive theory for Thought-Ecologies: Depicting systems of conceptions

The discipline of sustainability theory now represents a mature and established discourse. Significant sustainability discussions will be occurring at this moment in many locations. These discussions

Reflexive thought-ecologies: a reflection on practice

A matrix is introduced as an orientating heuristic to guide this form of praxis and reflections on its use in the enactment of social learning are provided.

Apithology of Humanity Psychology: Humanity as a Generative System

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE The systems discipline of apithology was established to look specifically at the wellbeing of the humanity system. Being a systems theory of generative

The Basic Model

Our first task is to generate a basic model of social metabolism. For that, and for the created model to be suitable and coherent, we must start by identifying and recognizing the foundational



A Hierarchical Concept of Ecosystems.

"Ecosystem" is an intuitively appealing concept to most ecologists, but, in spite of its widespread use, the term remains diffuse and ambiguous. The authors of this book argue that previous attempts

Conceptual Issues in Ecology

The Background and Some current problems of Theoretical Ecology are reviewed.

Behavior Settings: A Revision and Extension of Roger G. Barker’s “Ecological Psychology”

Forty years of collaboration in research and writing with Roger G. Barker have uniquely qualified the author to revise Barker's classic Ecological Psychology: Concepts and Methods for Studying the

Resilience and Stability of Ecological Systems

The traditional view of natural systems, therefore, might well be less a meaningful reality than a perceptual convenience.

Environmental psychology.

  • D. Stokols
  • Psychology
    Annual review of psychology
  • 1978
Environmental psychologists have maintained a vigorous level of professional and interdisciplinary contact as evidenced by the published proceedings of recent Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) meetings and International Architectural Psychology Conferences.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

Charles Darwin's seminal formulation of the theory of evolution, "On the Origin of Species" continues to be as controversial today as when it was first published. This "Penguin Classics" edition

Resilience, Panarchy, and World-Systems Analysis

The paper compares two ambitious conceptual structures. The first is the understanding of social-ecological systems developed around the term "resilience," and more recently the term "panarchy," in

Understanding the Complexity of Economic, Ecological, and Social Systems

The phrase that combines the two, “sustainable development,” thus refers to the goal of fostering adaptive capabilities and creating opportunities, which is not an oxymoron but a term that describes a logical partnership.

Ecology and Our Endangered Life-Support Systems

This new book, by one of the world's most distinguished ecologists, provides a review of the holistic or "big picture" principles of ecology, and stresses the point of view that ecosystem theory provides a common denominator for people and nature.

Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World

In my search for a way to find meaning and respond to the growing challenges, I embraced many of the ecological perspectives and methods named in this book, from blaming modernity to eco feminism, deep ecology, and creation spirituality.