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Learning causality in a complex world : understandings of consequence / Tina A. Grotzer.

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Author/Creator:
Grotzer, Tina.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Simple linear causality : one thing makes another happen
  • The cognitive science of simple causality : why do we get stuck?
  • Domino causality : effects that become causes
  • Cyclic causality : loops and feedback
  • Spiraling causality : escalation and de-escalation
  • Mutual causality : symbiosis and bi-directionality
  • Relational causality : balances and differentials
  • Across time and distance : detecting delayed and distant effects
  • "What happened?" vs. "what's going on?" : thinking about steady states
  • What you can't see does matter : attending to obvious and non-obvious causes
  • It's not always a case of who did it : minding passive and unintentional causality
  • Step by step, or not : the mind-bending concept of simultaneous causality
  • Figuring out what to count on : dealing with stochastic causality
  • Isn't anybody in charge around here? : attending to distributed causality and emergence
  • Summing up : the implications for helping a new generation understand causal complexity
  • Putting it all together : teaching for causal complexity.
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ISBN:
9781610488631
1610488636
9781610488648
1610488644
9781610488655
1610488652

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