Resiliency enables us to bounce back from adversity, but like an elastic band too much stretching can lead to breakdown. Food banks, once a stop-gap for food security are now a model for education. Are we stretching a little too far?
Systems function well at the ‘edge of chaos’. In social systems that means balancing diversity with cohesion, but there are aspects to both that are troubling and may be highly incompatible. Can we have both or do we have to sacrifice one for the other?
Hurting your back really changes how you see the world, including the boundaries and assumptions of the systems we live in and design. This post looks at how a simple problem led to some complex revelations about systems thinking.
Health promotion is largely focused on large scale social systems, while counseling psychology looks at the individual. Is there a way to bring these two perspectives together and have both specialized and generalized systems thinking and action models?
The decision to order a drink is simple — with very complex potential outcomes when you look at the bigger picture
Do important things with our lives: how can systems dynamics help?