Applications to the social and clinical sciences
|Horacio Fabrega, Jr. a1|
a1 Department of Psychiatry and Anthropology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Fully interpreted, Lewis's dynamic systems modeling of emotion encompasses psychological-adaptation thinking and individual and group differences in normal and abnormal behavior. It weakens the categorical perspective in evolutionary psychology and the clinical sciences; and suggests continuity between “normal” or “abnormal” behavior in whatever way this is self and culturally constituted, although culture/linguistic factors and selfhood are neglected. Application of a dynamic systems model could improve formulation of clinical problems.