The #8 best reason for submitting an abstract for this year’s conference in
Take a side trip to one of North Carolina’s many beautiful beaches, visit the
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS, SYMPOSIA, AND POSTERS
To present at the
Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences 28th Annual
AUGUST 2-4, 2018
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC USA
Submissions deadline is May 1, 2018!
Please submit those abstracts!
(We are still offering rapid reviewing and feedback on submissions.)
Celebrating more than 25 (almost 30) years!
Submit your abstract(s) electronically at
Contemporary conditions across our planet have long been issuing a "clarion
call" for nonlinear dynamical understandings and methods to address them. Many
social scientists and pundits have noted – just in the last twelve months – how
NLDS concepts such as “catastrophes,” “tipping,” “run-away” systems, and
escalation, seem chillingly apropos. This year's keynote speakers are
particularly attuned to the dynamics of ways we can engage with the world,
human and otherwise, human praxis in its different forms. They have designed
their talks to make inspiring, compelling, clear, and practical linkages to
broaden and deepen our thinking and applications across the interdisciplinary
breadth and areas of practice evident in the Society.
Join us at the conference with our fabulous keynote speakers!
Dr. Bill Warren (Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences,
Brown University). Behavioral Dynamics and Human Agency.
Dr. Jamie Gorman (Engineering Psychology, School of Psychology, Georgia
Institute of Technology). Dynamics in Human-Human and Human-Technology Systems:
Models, Metrics, and Unifying Principles.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACTS
A note from your President: We are still offering rapid reviewing and feedback
on your submissions. We encourage submissions across a wide range of areas.
• Abstracts are between 150-250 words for posters, individual papers,
short workshops and other alternative formats. Clear connections to nonlinear
dynamics, chaos, complexity, fractals or related concepts are important.
Include each speaker or author’s organizational affiliation and/or contact
• Abstracts for symposia or panel discussions may be longer at up to 500
words. For symposia, it is important to include the content of EACH speaker's
contribution. The typical format for a symposium is for all speakers to give
presentations with time following for discussion. The typical format for a
panel discussion is inquiry-based and dialogic. Please communicate the theme of
your research or practice-based applications of nonlinear science within the
title of your abstract.
• For experimental work, you will want the background, aims and
framework, mode of inquiry, methods and samples, outcomes, conclusions and
implications to be clear andexplicit.
• For panel discussions, you will want to provide a brief overview of and
introduction to the topic, relevant background of panelists and sample
questions that will be used to prompt your panel member discussion.
• For symposia or workshops, you will want to describe your current
research, the techniques you used for conducting your research and how it
applies to nonlinear behavioral, social and/or life science. Please emphasize
the skills and new learning that attendees can expect to acquire.
• For all abstracts: Assist the reader in understanding your connection
to nonlinear dynamics, chaos, complexity, fractals and/or related concepts.
Please highlight the overall value added to your area of practice (e.g.,
introduces a new method, information, perspective, issue; calls into question,
confirms present knowledge or clarifies understanding).
• Choose a category: The web-submission form allows you to select from
the following: 1) Empirical (e.g., presentation of empirical results of a
study), 2) Theoretical (e.g., empirically testable theoretical development), 3)
Applied (e.g., social, cultural, organizational and/or inter- relational
dynamics; business, product and/or marketing development; practice-based
applications involving clinical interventions), 4) Quantitative (e.g.,
computational or statistical modeling), 5) Qualitative (e.g., non-quantitative
analysis of empirical data), 6) Philosophical or artistic (e.g., epistemology,
philosophy of science, aesthetics, or audio-visual demonstrations).
• Additional Information
• Each person may submit up to two presentations as first author and
serve as co- author on additional work submitted by others.
• All presenters are invited to prepare your papers for possible
publication in the Society’s peer reviewed research journal Nonlinear Dynamics,
Psychology, and Life Sciences.NDPLS uses American Psychological Association
(APA) style. Click JOURNAL on the SCTPLS web site to access Instructions for
Authors. NDPLS accepts manuscripts all through the year, but please use October
1, 2017 as the target date for submitting to allow us to make up a special
Conference Presentations issue.
And, REGISTRATION for the conference and workshops is open at
David Schuldberg, Ph.D., SCTPLS President & Conference Chair
Professor of Psychology and
Director of Evaluation, National Native Children’s Trauma Center
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-1584
Psych Dept: 406-243-4521 (message)
Web site: http://hs.umt.edu/people/Schuldberg
Electronic mail: david.schuldb...@umontana.edu
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