Discontinuous Change

Jefferson M. Fish

Abstract


The concept of discontinuous change is discussed and compared to concepts of continuity and gradual change. Alternative views of causality are compared, and some social implications of the concept of discontinuous chande are discussed. While interest in discontinuous change is already widespread in the physical and biological sciences, the social and behavioral sciences have lagged in questioning their theoretical frame of reference. Some psychological applications of discontinuous change are alluded to, particularly in the area of brief therapy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/bsi.v2i1.175



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