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It has been more than a century since psychology was established as a science in the West. Today, psychology has considerably grown and spread across the world. However, how much and how deep have we known about the complexity and variability of human mind? The first speaker will talk about the implicit metaphors of sciences upon which Western psychologists unconsciously relied, and propose alternatives for a more functional theory of psychology. The second speaker will focus on the complex psychological phenomenon that cannot be adequately elucidated by conventional probabilistic statistics but instead by the recent method to deal with the self-organized chaotic dynamics in nonlinear systems. The third speaker will introduce the newly developed idea of "comprehensive parameter" to better predict the targeted end result in the real-world settings where individual differences count. Throughout the session, the distinction and dialectics of basic/applied, natural/human, and Western/Eastern science will be discussed.
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