The Paradigm of Social Interaction

The Paradigm of Social Interaction

Author: Nikolai Genov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000478501

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The monograph The Paradigm of Social Interaction presents a paradigmatic synthesis in sociology. This is a reaction to the growing paradigmatic divisions in the discipline and an attempt at fostering the cumulative development of sociological knowledge. The suggested conceptual fusion includes micro-sociological interaction theories, recent theories of organizational interactions and the experience from the study on global trends. The intention is to support the building and explanatory application of middle-range theories in all action spheres and at all micro-, mezzo- and macro-social structural levels. The paradigmatic synthesis is developed around five analytical concepts of the determinants of social interactions: environmental, technological, economic, political and cultural complexes. Another conceptual framework fostering explanations consists of social actors, relations and processes as key parameters of the social interaction paradigm. The book also examines the COVID pandemic as a multidimensional crisis, applying the synthetic paradigm as a heuristic tool and knowledge-organizing framework. It is used in the studies on social innovations, societal transformations and global social trends as well. The book will be of interest to researchers, university teachers and doctoral and master's students in the fields of sociology, social theory, critical sociology, philosophy of social sciences, innovation and societal transformation studies.

The Paradigm of Social Interaction

The Paradigm of Social Interaction

Author: Nikolai Genov

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ISBN: 1032103744

Category: COVID-19 (Disease)

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"The monograph The Paradigm of Social Interaction presents a paradigmatic synthesis in sociology. This is a reaction to the growing paradigmatic divisions in the discipline and an attempt at fostering the cumulative development of sociological knowledge. The suggested conceptual fusion includes micro-sociological interaction theories, recent theories of organizational interactions and the experience from the study on global trends. The intention is to support the building and explanatory application of middle-range theories in all action spheres and at all micro-, mezzo- and macro-social structural levels. The paradigmatic synthesis is developed around five analytical concepts of the determinants of social interactions: environmental, technological, economic, political and cultural complexes. Another conceptual framework fostering explanations consists of social actors, relations and processes as key parameters of the social interaction paradigm. The book also examines COVID pandemic as a multidimensional crisis, applying the synthetic paradigm as a heuristic tool and knowledge organizing framework. It is used in the studies on social innovations, societal transformations, and global social trends as well. The book will be of interest to researchers, university teachers, doctoral and Master students in the fields of sociology, social theory, critical sociology, philosophy of social sciences, innovation and societal transformation studies"--

Towards a neuroscience of social interaction

Towards a neuroscience of social interaction

Author: Ulrich Pfeiffer

Publisher: Frontiers E-books

ISBN: 2889191044

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The burgeoning field of social neuroscience has begun to illuminate the complex biological bases of human social cognitive abilities. However, in spite of being based on the premise of investigating the neural bases of interacting minds, the majority of studies have focused on studying brains in isolation using paradigms that investigate offline social cognition, i.e. social cognition from a detached observer's point of view, asking study participants to read out the mental states of others without being engaged in interaction with them. Consequently, the neural correlates of real-time social interaction have remained elusive and may —paradoxically— represent the 'dark matter' of social neuroscience. More recently, a growing number of researchers have begun to study online social cognition, i.e. social cognition from a participant's point of view, based on the assumption that there is something fundamentally different when we are actively engaged with others in real-time social interaction as compared to when we merely observe them. Whereas, for offline social cognition, interaction and feedback are merely a way of gathering data about the other person that feeds into processing algorithms 'inside’ the agent, it has been proposed that in online social cognition the knowledge of the other —at least in part— resides in the interaction dynamics ‘between’ the agents. Furthermore being a participant in an ongoing interaction may entail a commitment toward being responsive created by important differences in the motivational foundations of online and offline social cognition. In order to promote the development of the neuroscientific investigation of online social cognition, this Frontiers Research Topic aims at bringing together contributions from researchers in social neuroscience and related fields, whose work involves the study of at least two individuals and sometimes two brains, rather than single individuals and brains responding to a social context. Specifically, this Research Topic will adopt an interdisciplinary perspective on what it is that separates online from offline social cognition and the putative differences in the recruitment of underlying processes and mechanisms. Here, an important focal point will be to address the various roles of social interaction in contributing to and —at times— constituting our awareness of other minds. For this Research Topic, we, therefore, solicit reviews, original research articles, opinion and method papers, which address the investigation of social interaction and go beyond traditional concepts and ways of experimentation in doing so. While focusing on work in the neurosciences, this Research Topic also welcomes contributions in the form of behavioral studies, psychophysiological investigations, methodological innovations, computational approaches, developmental and patient studies. By focusing on cutting-edge research in social neuroscience and related fields, this Frontiers Research Topic will create new insights concerning the neurobiology of social interaction and holds the promise of helping social neuroscience to really go social.

Who is Jesus Christ for Us Today?

Who is Jesus Christ for Us Today?

Author: Andreas Schuele

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664233396

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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In this cutting-edge collection of essays, an extraordinary and diverse group of biblical scholars, theologians, and ethicists from around the world offer perspectives on topics such as the New Testament portraits of Jesus of Nazareth and their reception history; interpretative efforts to understand the central claim that Christ became human; the consequences of the incarnation for our understanding of the variegated nature of humankind (i.e. what is the "body" into which Christ incarnated?); and the impact of Christ's humanity on the transformation of the human world.

Common Sense as a Paradigm of Thought

Common Sense as a Paradigm of Thought

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429846625

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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The notion of common sense and abiding by its implications is something that, seemingly, everyone agrees is a good way of making behavioral decisions and conducting one's daily activities. This holds true whether one is a liberal, moderate, or conservative; young or old; and regardless of one's race and ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. If utilizing common sense is such a good idea, why then, do so many people seem to violate it? This is just one of many significant questions surrounding the idea of common sense explored and discussed in this book. This volume presents common sense as a ‘paradigm of thought’ and as such, compares it to other major categories of thought — tradition, faith, enlightened and rational. Combining a balance of practical, everyday approaches (through the use of popular culture references and featured boxes) and academic analysis of core and conceptual methodological issues, Delaney demonstrates: The limitations of common sense and its place in everyday social interactions How we learn about common sense Why common sense is so important Common Sense as a Paradigm of Thought introduces readers to a rich variety of sociological authors and will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as: sociology, philosophy, social psychology, cultural studies, communications and health studies.

Social Relations Modeling of Behavior in Dyads and Groups

Social Relations Modeling of Behavior in Dyads and Groups

Author: Thomas E. Malloy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128119662

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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Social Relations Modeling of Behavior in Dyads and Groups covers software, interpersonal perception (adult and children), the SRM with roles (e.g. in families), and applications to non-human research. Written in an accessible way, and for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers, author Thomas E. Malloy strives to make inherently abstract material and unusual statistics understandable. As the social relations model provides a straightforward conceptual model of the components that make up behaviors in dyads and groups, this book will provide a powerful conceptual and methodological toolbox to analyze behaviors in dyads and groups across the sciences. This book is specifically designed to make this toolbox accessible - beyond interpersonal perception phenomena. It helps identify the relevant phenomena and dynamics surrounding behaviors in dyads and groups, and goes on to assess and analyze them empirically. Captures essential conceptual and methodological topics around the scientific analyses of behaviors in groups and dyads Situates the SRM in the history of dyadic research Offers detailed guidance on research design and measurement operations Organizes models and empirical results into easily read figures and tables Demonstrates how SRM variances and covariances can be used as dependent measures in experiments Conceptualizes novel phenomena in personality psychology using the SRM

Cognition and Interaction: From Computers to Smart Objects and Autonomous Agents

Cognition and Interaction: From Computers to Smart Objects and Autonomous Agents

Author: Amon Rapp

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889630028

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Cognitive sciences have been involved under numerous accounts to explain how humans interact with technology, as well as to design technological instruments tailored to human needs. As technological advancements in fields like wearable and ubiquitous computing, virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence are presenting novel modalities for interacting with technology, there are opportunities for deepening, exploring, and even rethinking the theoretical foundations of human technology use. This volume entitled “Cognition and Interaction: From Computers to Smart Objects and Autonomous Agents” is a collection of articles on the impacts that novel 3 September Frontiers in Psychology 2019 | Cognition and Interaction interactive technologies are producing on individuals. It puts together 17 works, spanning from research on social cognition in human-robot interaction to studies on neural changes triggered by Internet use, that tackle relevant technological and theoretical issues in human-computer interaction, encouraging us to rethink how we conceptualize technology, its use and development. The volume addresses fundamental issues at different levels. The first part revolves around the biological impacts that technologies are producing on our bodies and brains. The second part focuses on the psychological level, exploring how our psychological characteristics may affect the way we use, understand and perceive technology, as well as how technology is changing our cognition. The third part addresses relevant theoretical problems, presenting reflections that aim to reframe how we conceptualize ourselves, technology and interaction itself. Finally, the last part of the volume pays attention to the factors involved in the design of technological artifacts, providing suggestions on how we can develop novel technologies closer to human needs. Overall, it appears that human-computer interaction will have to face a variety of challenges to account for the rapid changes we are witnessing in the current technology landscape.

Annals of Systems Research

Annals of Systems Research

Author: B. van Rootselaar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461345558

Category: Science

Page: 164

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The Netherlands Society for Systems Research was founded on 9 May 1970 to promote interdisciplinary scientific activity on basis of a systems approach. It has its seat in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Officers for the year 1973: President: A. Bosman, University of Groningen. Secretary: G. de Zeeuw, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam. Treasurer: J. Herbschleb, Computer Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Catharijnesingel 101, Utrecht. All information about the society can be obtained from the Secretary. The editor ADDRESSES OF AUTHORS Gottinger, H.W., Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Commission for Development Research, 8000 Munchen 22, Marstallplatz 8, W. Germany. Mulder, M., Stichting Bedrijfskunde, Poortweg 6, Delft, The Netherlands. Olsder, G.J., Strijbos, R.C.W., Department of Applied Mathematics, Twente of Technology, P.O. Box 217, Enschede, The Netherlands. University Rasch, R.A., Instituut voor Cognitie Onderzoek, University of Amsterdam, Weesperplein 8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rootselaar, B. van, Department of Mathematics, de Dreijen 8, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Sitter, L.U. de, Department of Social Sciences, Technological University, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Business Process Management Workshops

Business Process Management Workshops

Author: Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642121869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 708

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of eight international workshops held in Ulm, Germany, in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2009, in September 2009. The eight workshops were on Empirical Research in Business Process Management (ER-BPM 2009), Reference Modeling (RefMod 2009), Business Process Design (BPD 2009), Business Process Intelligence (BPI 2009), Collaborative Business Processes (CBP 2009), Process-Oriented Information Systems in Healthcare (ProHealth 2009), Business Process Management and Social Software (BPMS2 2009), Event-Driven Business Process Management (edBPM 2009). The 67 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions.

Shaping Education Policy

Shaping Education Policy

Author: Douglas E. Mitchell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136869976

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy during the most turbulent and rapidly changing period in American history. Respected scholars review the history of education policy to explain the political powers and processes that shape education today. Chapters cover major themes that have influenced education, including the civil rights movement, federal involvement, the accountability movement, family choice, and development of nationalization and globalization. Sponsored by the Politics of Education Association, this edited collection examines the tumultuous shifts in education policy over the last six decades and projects the likely future of public education. This book is a necessary resource for understanding the evolution, current status, and possibilities of educational policy and politics.