The Design of a Cognitive System for Generating Structural Models of Social Behavior Systems and Ecological Fields

  • Frederick L. Bates
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


This book is concerned with relationships between human systems and their environments. It is also concerned with relationships among the human systems themselves as they interact in an environmental context. Its objective is to present a theoretical orientation and a conceptual scheme for use by those interested in creating structural models of social systems and of their relationships to each other in the context of the ecological fields they inhabit. It will not offer a description of any particular society nor will it present models of particular social systems or particular environmental problems. Instead it will develop a cognitive apparatus that can be used for such purposes.


Cognitive System Role Theory Ecological Network Cognitive Tool Ecological Structure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick L. Bates
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  1. 1.The University of GeorgiaAthensGeorgia

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