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Describe Systems Theory

Emphasizes the impact of environment on individuals. Change in any part of the system affects the rest of the system but does not determine the total system

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What is a system?

Interacting parts contained within a boundary that are purposeful and have goals and objectives.

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______ are the main focuses of systems theory

Homeostasis & feedback

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________ is a steady state order necessary for movement

Homeostasis

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_______ is the term used when output from systems is put back into the system

Feedback

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Which type of system uses up its energy and dies?

closed system

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_____ means closed, disorganized, stagnant; using up available energy

entropy

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____ is arriving at the same end from different beginnings

equifinality

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_______ is exchange of energy and resources between systems that promote growth and transformation

negative entropy

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a _____ system has cross boundary exchange

open

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a ____ is an entity that is served by a number of component systems organized in interacting relationships

suprasystem

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What are the steps of the problem solving model

engaging, assessing, planning, intervening, evaluating, terminating