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16: Three Big Ideas of Developmental Systems: The Big Idea of Dynamics
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- 16.1: Big Idea # 3: Dynamics: What is the “big idea” of developmental dynamics?
- 16.2: Speaking of “circular causality” -- I can see the bottom-up effects of proximal processes and the “pop” of new actions, but where is the top-down stuff?
- 16.3: Is there such of a thing as higher-order organization of the context as well?
- 16.4: Okay, so formal cause is a property of individuals and environments-- but what about “final cause”-- “teleology”?
- 16.5: What is the difference between locally and developmentally adaptive?
- 16.6: Is there any developmental directionality implied by the idea of culture?
- 16.7: These final causes or teleological forces—How do they work? Didn't we decided that they do not actually pull the organism down a predetermined path?
- 16.8: Is that dialectical interaction what is causing the movement?
- 16.9: Are we close to understanding the “big enchilada” or qualitative shifts?
- Activity 3. The Observation Project