chapter  8
Beyond Static Concepts in Modeling Behavior
WithJohn R. Nesselroade, Paolo Ghisletta
Pages 16

The arguments presented herein are in the spirit of the other chapters in the volume in that they are motivated by a belief that the time is ripe for more vigorous consideration of alternatives to some of the dominant emphases in the way we study behavior and behavior change. Stability is a metatheoretical concept that in one guise or another (e.g., stasis, equilibrium, balance) has dominated both methodological and theoretical aspects of the study of behavior (Nesselroade & Featherman, 1997), in some ways to their detriment.