Plans and the Structure of Behavior

The notions of a Plan that guides behavior and an Image which is all the accumulated, organized knowledge that the organism has about itself and its world are the central topics of this book.

Author: George Armitage Miller

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ISBN: UOM:39015008088430

Category: Action theory

Page: 226

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The notions of a Plan that guides behavior and an Image which is all the accumulated, organized knowledge that the organism has about itself and its world are the central topics of this book. The book explores the relationship between the Image and the Plan, and considers whether cybernetic ideas have any relevance for psychology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
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Social Structure and Behavior

If the old mobility ratios (R) provide misleading clues about the structure of mobility tables, are there valid measures that are easier to obtain than the ...

Author: Robert M. Hauser

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483262987

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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Social Structure and Behavior: Essays in Honor of William Hamilton Sewell is a collection of 16 essays dealing with the social psychological aspects of schooling and achievement, social stratification and mobility, measurements and methods, and social structures and wellbeing. The collection discusses the political dimension of stratification, the results of observation of first-graders in their reading group assignments against their social background, and stereotyping practices held by dominant groups of society. Anther papers use a causal model to analyze occupational status and earnings of Cuban exiles in the U.S.; other authors discuss the effects of institutionalization of formal employment in Brazil, and propose a revision of the Duncan Scale by a more comprehensive set of occupational prestige scale. The book also analyzes measurements of ranked preferences using a single latent factor behind the ranked items. One authors points that some sociological terms can be misleading in propounding a sound theory when these terms themselves confound what they are supposed to correlate. The text also addresses the fundamental problems concerning welfare that include order, collective action, and consensus. This collection of essays can interest social workers, sociologists, psychologists, and researchers involved in community development.
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Organizations

Author: Joseph August Litterer

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ISBN: WISC:89033919184

Category: Industrial management

Page: 418

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Language in Relation to a Unified Theory of the Structure of Human Behavior

The work of this book will not have been finished until some such over-view stimulates more fruit in an extensive, integrated approach (in descriptive fact, as it does here in tentative conceptual framework) to all varieties of human mental ...

Author: Kenneth Lee Pike

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ISBN: UOM:39015051513979

Category: Human behavior

Page: 762

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"Ten years full of linguistic development have passed since the first part (1954, Chapters 1-7) of the Preliminary Edition appeared, setting up the basic form of tagmemic theory, and nine since the phonological data were published (1955, Chapters 8-9). In the United States, transformational attention to generative grammar, and in Britain a development of prosodic views into wider categorical concepts have changed the context into which any book now fits. The basic difference between the first and second editions of this book represents an attempt to show how tagmemic theory relates to these and other recent views. The original biliographical sections (retained here for historical orientation) seem to read as if coming out of another age, so fast have battle grounds shifted. I have added to these sections, however, several hundreds of references to the newer materials of the decade. Dr. Ruth Brend has been responsible for trying to catch my inaccuracies in these and the earlier references. The attention which tagmemic theory earlier directed to the nature of units-in-general, however, seems even more needed now than in 1954. The explicit conventional phoneme has in many areas disappeared from view; the morpheme--though few sense it yet--is similarly threatened; grammatical units such as 'subject' are politely and helpfully introduced as labels--only to be brusquely bowed out as theory. The tagmemic theory of this book, on the contrary, has tried to specify characteristics of units (contrast, variation, distribution--of feature mode, manifestation mode, distribution mode) as related to a three-way hierarchical relationship (lexicon, phonology, grammar). Insistence on three hierarchies which are partially independent while also partially interlocking continues to be necessary in the present climate of opinion, as over against a two-hierarchy arrangement (of phonology versus lexico-grammar) or as a corrective to an attempt to generate all phenomena as a monistic system. Here, again, the contribution of the book is as much needed as in 1954. In addition, our theoretical emphasis upon the integration of linguistic structure into a view which accommodates without jar the larger structures of humans-while-behaving-nonverbally (with the relation of language-behavior-in-context to the form-meaning composites of language), and the structures of people in societal groups, continues to be needed. The work of this book will not have been finished until some such over-view stimulates more fruit in an extensive, integrated approach (in descriptive fact, as it does here in tentative conceptual framework) to all varieties of human mental and physical behavior, organization, and production"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
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The Structure of Magic

These seminal works in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior.

Author: Richard Bandler

Publisher: Science & Behavior Books

ISBN: UOM:39015016166707

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 198

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These seminal works in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior. Volume I describes the Meta Model, a framework for comprehending the structure of language; Volume II applies NLP theory to nonverbal communication.
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Steel structures

This book stresses both the design of steel structures (as do the competing texts) and the behaviour of steel under specific conditions.

Author: Sriramulu Vinnakota

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ISBN: 0071131078

Category: Building, Iron and steel

Page: 904

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Stresses on the design of steel structures and the behaviour of steel under specific conditions. This work discusses theory and behaviour of the member under various combinations of loads, and also the design applications. It explains that structural behaviour is an integral part of the design process.
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System and Systems Thinking

But, in practice, our purpose of system might to be structure, behavior or discipline (order or rule) or a combination of them. This is why "system" has similar meanings in the dictionaries.

Author: A Gharakhani Bahar

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ISBN: 9198187503

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Page: 250

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We all use the word "system" in our every day life for many objective or subjective things without having an exact concept of it in our mind. What is "system"? Would you like to read a full brief and easy-to-read review about the "system" and its related concepts? "System and Systems Thinking - Fundamental Theory and Practice" (International Easy English Edition) is for you. This book (available in the following e-Book and paperback versions in Amazon), will help you to understand the most basic, fundamental and universal concepts in the field of systems. Choose the right version you like to have: 1-Amazon Kindle e-Books Title: System and Systems Thinking - Fundamental Theory and Practice (Book 0 - Whole Review) Length: 30 Pages (estimated) Price: 0.99US$ Title: System and Systems Thinking - Fundamental Theory and Practice (Book 1 - Core Book) Length: 200 Pages (estimated) Price: 2.99US$ Title: System and Systems Thinking - Fundamental Theory and Practice (Book 2 - Work and Teach) For Instructors and Students in a Teaching Course Length: 100 Pages (estimated) Price: 1.99US$ 2-Amazon Create Space paperback Title: System and Systems Thinking - Fundamental Theory and Practice (Core Book with Extra Teaching Material) - Current Book Length: 248 Pages Price: 29.99US$ Title: System and Systems Thinking - Fundamental Theory and Practice (Core Book) Length: 176 Pages Price: 14.99US$ Keywords: System, Systems Thinking, World, Objects, Events, Order, Rule, Structure, Behavior, Discipline, Matter, Energy, Information, Stability, Balance, Equilibrium, Certainty, Entropy
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Group Beliefs

This book introduces and articulates the implications of a new concept of group beliefs, shedding new light on the structure and processes of groups, focusing on such phenomena as group formation, subgrouping, splits, mergence and group ...

Author: Daniel Bar-Tal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461279569

Category: Psychology

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"Individuals who live in groups hold common beliefs which define their reality, not only as persons, but also as group members. This reality becomes especially important when group members become aware that they share beliefs and are convinced that these beliefs characterize them as a group. In this case common beliefs become group beliefs." With this statement, Dr. Bar-Tal begins his far-reaching analysis of beliefs as a group phenomenon. Group beliefs are shown to have important behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications for group members and the group as a whole. They may contribute to the behavioral direction a group takes, coordinate group activities, determine the intensity and involvement of group members, and influence the way group members affect the leaders. This book introduces and articulates the implications of a new concept of group beliefs, shedding new light on the structure and processes of groups, focusing on such phenomena as group formation, subgrouping, splits, mergence and group disintegration. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, this integrative conception opens new avenues to the study and understanding of group behavior.
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