Self-Organization and Emergent Structures in Psychological Phenomena
Time and Location
Saturday May 24, 2008, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Systems in a state of high entropy assume structures to enhance their energy-efficiency without any outside intervention. Emergence often results from such self-organizing processes to produce a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Specific examples considered here include ant colonies, psychotherapy, work group coordination, and social networks.