Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xliv

Capturing the complexity of human behavior has been a recurring theme in the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: We expect behavior to be patterned or integrated, and to make biological sense; and so patterning and biological utility are what...

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Composition and Uses of Formal Clinical Cognitive Science

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pp. 1-84

“In every special doctrine of nature only so much science proper can be found as there is [applied] mathematics in it.” So wrote Immanuel Kant about the status of natural philosophy, as he saw it in 1786 (Kant, 1970, p. 470). This declamation seemingly reflected a certain...

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A Dynamics-Oriented Approach to Pyschopathology

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pp. 85-122

Psychopathology addresses disorders of the psyche. Researchers in this field explore maladaptive cognition, emotion, and action, thereby starting from a number of different perspectives; such perspectives are usually given by the scientific disciplines from which such exploration...

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Developing Computer-Based Learning Environments Based on Complex Performance Models

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pp. 123-144

A universal theme in my research, regardless of the population or the subject material studied, is the importance of modeling performance. The word model can be defined in many ways. My use of the term is close to that of the online Merriam-Webster dictionary...

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Technology for Building Intelligent Systems: From Psychology to Engineering

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pp. 145-184

People in industrialized societies are surrounded by computer systems that demonstrate intelligent behaviors (Stefik, 1995; Winston & Prendergast, 1986). They help us prepare our tax returns. They help us navigate our cars. They evaluate our applications for credit...

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Fostering Team Effectiveness in Organizations: Toward an Integrative Theoretical Framework

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pp. 185-244

Organizations seeking to foster teamwork in fluid environments are increasingly turning to teams as a preferred performance arrangement. The ongoing proliferation of teams is due in part to the rise of global market opportunities. Multinational corporations facing unprecedented...

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Constructive Complexity and Human Change Processes

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pp. 245-274

Change and stability are the twin engines of human consciousness. The story gets complex, but so, too, do humans. That story has fascinated many over the course of human history and the short span of our individual lives. Personally, human change processes have...

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Editors’ Postscript: Modeling Complex Processes in a Rehabilitation Application

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pp. 275-286

In keeping with the theme of balancing theory, research, and modeling approaches with potential practical applications, this, the final chapter of this volume is a brief overview of one application of modeling complex processes associated with the practice of rehabilitation...

Contributors

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pp. 287-292

Subject Index

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pp. 293-306

Author Index

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pp. 307-314