Who put the self in self-organization? A clarification of terms and concepts for developmental psychopathology.

@article{Lewis1999WhoPT,
  title={Who put the self in self-organization? A clarification of terms and concepts for developmental psychopathology.},
  author={Marc D. Lewis and Isabela Granic},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={365-74}
}
The term self-organization has at least two meanings for developmental psychopathologists: the spontaneous emergence of order in developing systems and the consolidation of that part of the person called the self. The first meaning is shared across the sciences at large, and it denotes a general model of change and growth in complex systems. We review principles of self-organization from the natural sciences and discuss their application to the study of human development. We then suggest… CONTINUE READING