Lectures: HSC and World Cultures

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Complexity in human behavior

Dynamics of Human Behavior (Cohesion and Resistance). Douglas R. White. To appear in Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/pub/Dynamics_of_Human_Behavior3_Cut1f.pdf

<SCCS and subsidiary links such as Galton's problem in Wikipedia // <making illustrative cross-cultural tables (ethnoatlas) // <SCCSatlas in Maps


dynamics of population density and internal war

For the lectures the following book is recommended because is contains the major summary of cross-cultural studies of historical dynamics: Ref A. Turchin, Peter. 2007. War and Peace and War: The Life Cycles of Imperial Nations. Pi Press, paperback ($11 new at Amazon). (there is also an as yet unpublished on-line http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/turchin/SEC.htm Secular Cycles 2009, Turchin and Nefedov ). The <Turchin and Korotayef study shows one of the ways that the wars of states and imperial nations connect in their impact on internal wars across the globe, including prestate societies. See also my article World-system and regional linkages as causally implicated in local level conflicts at the ethnographic horizon.

And the following articles:

For those who want to use free software with the SCCS data in Spss format

and consult Using R for cross-cultural Research

You can also check my Topical publications: Douglas R. White and Complexity summer school lectures on Realistic modeling of complex interactive systems

review on SCCS and research results using SCCS,

There are also lots of other material and useful information on my pre-wiki course pages for human complexity and world cultures research.

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