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systems theory

approaches to the study of SYSTEMS (especially SYSTEM, sense 3), which emphasize the general properties of goal-seeking systems – hence the term general systems theory is also used to refer to this approach (see also CYBERNETICS). These approaches were in vogue especially in the 1950s and 60s, and in sociology were particularly associated with the work of Talcott PARSONS, and with related theorists in POLITICAL SCIENCE (see also POLITICAL SYSTEM).
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General systems theory is a broad-based concept that has been applied across science and the humanities to explain various complex systems.
Beyond the HACCP principles, the General Systems Theory states that understanding the underlying reasons or system forces that cause things to operate the way they do is vital to any effort to change a system outcome or set point.
The team member, who represented expertise in human development, has developed and taught an interdisciplinary undergraduate course in general systems theory using the NSM as the main example for application of general systems theory in the clinical setting.
The Circumplex Model adopts General Systems Theory as a way to formulate and explain the dynamics of the family, with particular reference to the structures of adaptability, cohesion, and communication (and their associated processes), all of which regulate the amount and quality of interaction adolescents experience with family members and peers.
General systems theory and quantum physics offer metalanguage capability and should be recommended to all community agencies.
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The section also embraces a discussion of General Systems Theory that distinguishes a doctrinaire, a prioristic approach to the study of science from a pragmatic-pluralistic version, urging the ills of the former and the virtues of the latter.
Discussions of general systems theory and cybernetic approaches to international politics were replaced on graduate reading lists with arguments for and against Waltz's neorealism.
Drawing on general systems theory to forge a new generation of competitive strategy, adaptive tactical systems represent a radically new approach to marketing integration with far more sophistication and creativity than what has been seen before.
John's University) offers an original interdisciplinary model, the Family Health Determinants Model, which is based on the biopsychosocial approach and general systems theory.
We propose that such an understanding can be obtained using general systems theory (von Bertalanffy, 1969a,b; von Bertalanffy, 1975; Weinberg and Weinberg, 1988; Drack, 2009; Drack and Schwarz, 2010).
Over the past two years, the National Park Service (NPS) Public Health Program (PHP) has been exploring a concept that combines HACCP methodology with an older idea, General Systems Theory.

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