Self-Referential Behavior Systems

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


According to the foregoing discussion, the concept system yields a cognitively constructed image of a bounded object that consists of an organized set of active parts that function together according to a “built-in” pattern of operation. Each system, from this perspective, is set apart from other objects by a boundary that is conceptualized as enclosing its parts. This allows an observer to think of a system’s parts as functioning together according to the total system’s internal mechanism.


Behavior Pattern Cognitive System Storage Mechanism Sensory Apparatus Sensory Impression 
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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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