A Social Systems Approach to Habitability
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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The elements of a system were described and definitions in common usage were given. The social system model developed by Sells for the long-duration space mission and other types of isolated groups was present in some detail and it was suggested that this set of system characteristics might be modified and extended and perhaps prove useful for comparative analyses of other types of small social systems, such as slum families or recently integrated work groups. It seems necessary to identify and understand those social system characteristics of families, schools, and work groups that are conducive to social health and effectiveness as opposed to delinquency and other forms of social pathology.
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