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Dynamic Systems and the Quest for Individual-Based Models of Change and Development

Paul van Geert and Kurt W. Fischer

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the question of how dynamic systems theory can be fruitfully applied to the development of the kind of phenomena and variables that have been of interest for a long time. ... More


Are Dynamic Systems and Connectionist Approaches an Alternative to Good Old-Fashioned Cognitive Development?

Lisa M. Oakes, Nora S. Newcombe, and Jodie M. Plumert

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter addresses the question of whether dynamic systems and connectionist approaches are an alternative to good old-fashioned cognitive development (GOFCD). The chapter is organized as ... More


Moving toward a Unified Theory While Valuing the Importance of the Initial Conditions

John P. Spencer, Evelina Dineva, and Gregor Schöner

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter seeks to articulate and clarify cases of perceived differences between dynamical systems theory (DST) and the connectionist (CN) approaches that are not real, as well as cases of ... More


Combining Connectionist and Dynamic Systems Principles in Models of Development: The Case of Analogical Completion

Denis Mareschal, Robert Leech, and Richard P. Cooper

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes model of the development of simple analogical reasoning and shows how the model accounts for seven characteristics of children's developing abilities to reason analogically. It ... More


A Perspective

Lorraine McCune

in How Children Learn to Learn Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177879
eISBN:
9780199870202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter lays the theoretical foundations of the analyses in this book. The book addresses two major themes. First, language does not stand alone as the crowning achievement of infancy. Rather, ... More


Integrating Connectionist Learning and Dynamical Systems Processing: Case Studies in Speech and Lexical Development

Bob McMurray, Jessica S. Horst, Joseph C. Toscano, and Larissa K. Samuelson

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the interplay of dynamical systems and connectionism at the level of both theory and computation. It begins with a discussion of developmental mechanism focusing on two ... More


A Developmental Systems Theory Perspective on Psychological Change

Timothy D. Johnston and Robert Lickliter

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter draws attention to some aspects of development that are considered underrepresented in both dynamic systems theory (DST) and connectionism. The approach taken is that of developmental ... More


The Robot as a New Frontier for Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory

Matthew Schlesinger

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides an optimistic forecast for the future of connectionism and dynamic systems theory (DST). In particular, it focuses on the idea that regardless of how similar or dissimilar ... More


Dynamic and Connectionist Approaches to Development: Toward a Future of Mutually Beneficial Coevolution

Michael S. C. Thomas, James L. McClelland, Fiona M. Richardson, Anna C. Schapiro, and Frank D. Baughman

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

A tension has existed between connectionism and dynamic systems theory (DST), and this chapter considers why this should be the case. The chapter argues that much of the tension arises from a tenet ... More


Soft-Assembled Mechanisms for the Unified Theory

Heidi Kloos and Guy C. Van Orden

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that connectionist and dynamic systems models complement each other and collectively move toward a unified theory of development if they subscribe to the second view of ... More


Theoretical Perspectives

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 2 introduces the reader to theoretical perspectives which provide the framework for the book and inform all subsequent chapters. Dynamic nonlinear systems theory, based on general systems ... More


A Systemic Approach to the Transitions to Adulthood

Marion Kloep and Leo B. Hendry

in Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199757176
eISBN:
9780199863389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757176.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter a radically different perspective to “stage theory” is taken. Hence, the difficulties inherent in defining the notions of “adolescence”, “adulthood” and, as a consequence, ... More


Waddington’s Processual Epigenetics and the Debate over Cryptic Variability

Flavia Fabris

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reappraises Waddington’s processual theory of epigenetics and examines its implications for contemporary evolutionary biology. It focuses in particular on the ontological difference ... More


Phonological Templates in Development

Marilyn May Vihman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198793564
eISBN:
9780191835346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793564.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

Based on cross-linguistic data from several children each learning one of eight languages and grounded in the theoretical frameworks of usage-based phonology, exemplar theory, and Dynamic Systems ... More


Whole-word phonology: Historical and theoretical overview

Marilyn May Vihman

in Phonological Templates in Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198793564
eISBN:
9780191835346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793564.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides a historical overview of the ideas underlying ‘whole-word phonology’, from the 1970s to the present. The importance of a prosodic (syntagmatic) analysis is grounded in the ideas ... More


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