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Author Steenbeek, Henderien W. ♦ Geert, Paul L. C. Van
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Developmental Context ♦ Social Development ♦ Short-term Dynamic ♦ Interaction Partner ♦ Dyadic Play Situation ♦ Tal Trajectory ♦ Dynamic Systemsmodel ♦ Long-term Dynamic ♦ Dyadic Inter-action ♦ Involvement Variable ♦ Developmental Change ♦ Mathematical Model ♦ Empirical Study ♦ Elsevier Inc ♦ Time Evolution ♦ Applied Issue ♦ Different Sociometric Status ♦ Final Point Concern ♦ Current Article ♦ Conclusion Address ♦ Dynamic System Model
Abstract $- see front matter 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.tal trajectories. The theory is transformed into amathematical, dynamic systemsmodel of dyadic inter-action. The model describes the time evolution of an ‘‘involvement’ ’ variable, which is defined as ‘‘the number of actions of an individual that are explicitly aimed at the interaction partner’’. In order to illus-trate the veracity and applicability of the mathematical model, an empirical study is described that applies the model to a dyadic play situation in children of different sociometric statuses. Most of the predictions generated by the model are verified. The conclusion addresses, among others, the use of dynamic systems models in the study of social development and a number of applied issues. A final point concerns the necessity of coupling models of short-term dynamics, such as the one presented in the current article, with models of long-term dynamics, i.e., of developmental change.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2005-01-01