Using the Dialogue Forum

 I hope that you will make use of the Dialogue Forum during the course to post response papers, comments, questions or any ideas related to the course material. It is not necessary to log on to either the blog or the Dialogue Forum if you only wish to read the material there. However, you will have to log on to post on either one. Note that different log ins are required for the blog and for the Dialogue Forum. I provided you in class with a log in for the blog -- you may have subsequently changed it. You registered

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More Emotion

Some may have noticed Les Greenberg's name among the references on dynamic systems that I included in the last post. Today he and his work on emotion-focused therapy are featured in YFile, York's online bulletin for faculty and staff. The article is titled "Focus on Feelings Helps Couples to Forgive." Emotion is an important focus of another of the authors I mentioned with respect to dynamic systems, Kurt Fischer. He is particularly interested in children's emotional development. And you may also have noticed that the PsyBlog listed under our RSS feeds is focused on emotion. Perhaps

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Dialogue Forum

something to say that doesn't seem to fit on the blog? Please visit the 4150 Dialogue Forum to post comments or questions of any kind pertaining to the course. See you

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Dynamic Systems and Variability

 In today's class I mentioned "Dynamic Systems" as an alternative approach to studying the phenomena of interest to Loukas, Suzuki and Horton. For a very accessible description of how one developmental psychologist uses dynamic systems in his research, see this news article about Kurt Fischer. The article is also interesting in relation to Danziger's comments on the study of variability because Fischer emphasizes the importance of studying intra-individual variability in children's development. The title of the Fischer story, "Order in Chaos", reminds me that dynamic systems theory is also known as "chaos theory". For some additional material

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Assignment Revision

I mentioned in the last class that I would look for an article that could be used for the Nov. 7 response paper by anyone who didn't have a suitable one from their own projects. I found one that I thought might work and have added a link on the assignment sheet. However, it also occurred to me that some might appreciate having an example of how to apply Danziger's ideas before making their own attempt. Consequently in Tuesday's class we will review the article that I selected and talk about how Danziger's ideas do or don't fit it. To

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