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DSRP Theory: A Primer

by 1,2,*,† and 1,2,†
1
Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
2
Cabrera Research Lab, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: William T. Scherer
Systems 2022, 10(2), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems10020026
Received: 10 December 2021 / Revised: 25 January 2022 / Accepted: 14 February 2022 / Published: 2 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Complex Systems)
DSRP Theory is now over 25 years old with more empirical evidence supporting it than any other systems thinking framework. Yet, it is often misunderstood and described in ways that are inaccurate. DSRP Theory describes four patterns and their underlying elements—identity (i) and other (o) for Distinctions (D), part (p) and whole (w) for Systems (S), action (a) and reaction (r) for Relationships (R), and point (ρ) and view (v) for Perspectives (P)—that are universal in both cognitive complexity (mind) and material complexity (nature). DSRP Theory provides a basis for systems thinking or cognitive complexity as well as material complexity (systems science). This paper, as a relatively short primer on the theory, provides clarity to those wanting to understand DSRP and its implications. View Full-Text
Keywords: DSRP theory; universals; cognitive complexity; systems thinking; complexity; systems science; structural predictions; organization of information DSRP theory; universals; cognitive complexity; systems thinking; complexity; systems science; structural predictions; organization of information
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