ERIC Number: EJ445529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Beyond Linearity and Circularity: Deconstructing Social Systems Theory.
Cottone, R. Rocco; Greenwell, Robert J.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v18 n2 p167-77 Apr 1992
Clarifies concepts of linearity and circularity as applied to marital and family therapy. Defines distinct and theoretically legitimate meanings of linearity (proportionality, unilaterality, temporality). Redefines circularity into two distinct meanings (recursivity and holicity). Concludes with call for continued deconstruction of social systems concepts as means toward refinement of systemic paradigm or as means toward development of new paradigm. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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