expand your view thusly you will find all behavior is explained--it
will no longer be a riddle. Instead of asking "what's
going on inside this person" you should ask: "how is this
behavior ADAPTIVE to the environment they were in?"
theory--looking at man-in-his-environment and seeing it all as
a WHOLE maintaining the status quo of it's PARTS
including pathology--is the basis of all the articles on this
Systems show three characteristics:
nonsummativity, (2) wholeness and (3) equifinality
KAREN KELLOCK PH.D.
PATHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS THEORY
MED SCHOOL Dept. Psychiatry and Human Behavior
The whole [character] of the system is larger than the SUM of
its parts. The system is like a person who cannot be
divided. Talk to person A, person B--they change with person
WHOLENESS. No part
shows change without showing effects on all other parts.
In sick systems, sobriety of the alcoholic may bring severe
decompensation of the wife [tho' she complained for years]
of homeostasis and maintenance of the status quo. In
sick systems that means maintaining pathology.
Pathology of one [identified patient] maintains the level of