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System References--A Starting Point

Henry L. (Dick) Thompson, Ph.D. (706-769-5836)

Anderson, V. & Johnson, L. (1997). Systems Thinking Basics: From Concepts to Causal Loops. Cambridge , MA : Pegasus Communications, Inc.

(Excellent book for understanding how to DO systems thinking.)

Briggs, J. & Peat, F. D. (1989). Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness. New York , NY : Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.

(Good overview of chaos and attractors)

Capra, F. (1996). The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. New York , NY : Anchor Books.

(THE BEST book out on living systems and systems in general. A must read!)

Forrester, J. W. (1968). Principles of Systems. Cambridge , MA : Productivity Press.

( Heavy duty systems--technical)

Gleick, J. (1987). Chaos: Making a New Science. New York , NY : Penguin Books.

(Helped to popularize chaos theory--easy read)

Goldstein, J. (1994). The Unshackled Organization. Portland , OR : Productivity Press, Inc.

(Good organizational view of systems and boundaries)

Kauffman, D.L. (1980). Systems One: An Introduction to Systems Thinking. Minneapolis , MN : S. A. Carlton.

(A good introduction to systems components--feedback loops, etc)

Lowen, W . (1982). Dichotomies of the Mind: A Systems Science Model of the Mind and Personality. New York , NY : John Wiley and Sons.

(A heavy duty perspective on type using systems science)

Lowen, W . (1984). Comments on Dichotomies of the Mind: A Systems Science Model of the Mind and Personality. Journal of Psychological Type, 7, 17-18.

(Lowen's response to Quenk's criticism--some good points)

Newman, J. B . (1990). A Cognitive Perspective on Jungian Typology. Gainesville , FL : Center for Applications of Psychological Type.

(An excellent overview of Newman's model--worth the $10)

Newman, J. B . (Speaker). (1989). The Human Brain: A Frontier of Psychological type. [Product No. 50003. Gainesville , FL : Center for Applications of Psychological Type.

(An excellent one tape audio overview of his theory--don't buy the $40 set)

Peitgen, H-Z., Jurgens, H. & Saupe, D. (1992). Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science. New York , NY : Springer-Verlag.

(This is "the" book for the very mathematically inclined, serious chaos student)

Quenk, A. T. & Quenk, N. L. (1984). Review of Walter Lowen's Dichotomies of the Mind: A Systems Science Model of the Mind and Personality. Journal of Psychological Type, 7, 12-16.

(A very critical review of Lowen's model from a MBTI perspective)

Senge, P. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York , NY : Doubleday

(The book that helped popularize systems thinking--easy read)

Senge, P., Roberts, C., Ross, R., Smith, B. & Kleiner, A. (1994). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. New York , NY : Doubleday.

(If you are interested in learning the basics of systems thinking--buy it)

Thompson, H. (1997). The Strange Attractor Within. Bulletin of Psychological Type, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 34-35.

(Short overview on strange attractors and personality DNA.)

Thompson, H. (1996). Jung's Function-Attitudes Explained. Watkinsville , GA : Wormhole Publishing.

(THE BEST source on the function-attitudes. Also contains an overview of Beebe, Marshall, Spoto and my system's model.)

Thompson, H . (1998?). A Systems Model of Psychological Type. Watkinsville , GA : Wormhole Publishing.

(My attempt to explain type from a systems perspective using the "new" sciences)

Wheatley, M. J. (1992). Leadership and the New Science. San Francisco , CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

(This is the book that popularized the "new" sciences--read it)

Van Eenwyk, J. (1997). Archetypes & Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols. Toronto , Canada : Inner City Books.

(The beginning of an approach to Jung's model as a system. Good reading integrating a lot of material.)

Last updated December 21, 1997

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