Identifying Attractors of Intractability

Double_scroll_attractor_from_Matlab_simulation“There is much more than meets the eye. We are learning that human psychological and group processes -how people feel, think, and behave together in the midst of intractable conflicts- resemble the way complex systems throughout the universe behave. Based on decades of scientific research on complex systems, it has become possible to model the way these conflicts develop strong patterns, stabilize, and resist change. Most important to understanding these patterns is a phenomenon called attractors, organized patterns in the behavior of systems that emerge, endure, and of course attract.”

From The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Intractable Conflicts (pp. 8). For more information, click here.