Complexity Theory and Psychology
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The basic tenet of complexity theory is that complicated and interesting behavior can emerge spontaneously from systems containing interacting units, in accordance with simple rules. To the observer of such systems, the complexity and unpredictability of the outcome comes as a surprise. These systems are extant in various areas of psychology, such as group cooperation and competition in human and infrahuman societies. Similar collective processes might occur in the brain activity subsuming perception, cognition and the expression of emotions.