Psychology as a complex system

[Speaker] Suzuki, Taira:1
1:Obirin University (Japan)

Since approximately the 1990s, studies have focused on chaos and
complex systems. Various studies have reported that psychological
phenomena are chaotic and chaos is involved in maintenance and
improving mental and physical health. This study examined the
relationships between different variables based on the assumption that
psychological phenomena are chaotic. The results indicated that raw
data, such as pulse waves, respiration, and gravity center sway among
others did not show strong simple correlations, or synchronization,
whereas Largest Lyapunov Exponent (LLE) showed strong correlations.
Moreover, synthetic variables of these physiological data also
indicated chaos. Our data suggested that chaos also intervened in
interpersonal communications. It is suggested that the mind might be
chaotic, as well as communication.
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