These models and simulations have been tagged “Psychology”.
Love affairs and Differential equations. From Michael J Radzicki (1993) Dyadic processes,tempestuous relationships, and system dynamics Syst. Dyn. Rev. 9 (1) :79-94
William T. Powers insight that animate behavior is the purposeful control of perception. Behavior exists to control perceptual signals; internal reference signals are purposes. Continual reorganization of ends and means in the face of obstacles is Learning.
Barry Richmond's model describing behavior and anxiety theory for the Milgram experiment. Richmond, B. (1977). “Generalization with Individual Uniqueness: Modeling the Milgram Experiments.” Technical Report D-2508-2, System Dynamics Group, Sloan School of Management, MIT.
Personal versus Situational Dynamics: Implications of Barry Richmond’s Models of Classic Experiments in Social Psychology by James K. Doyle, Khalid Saeed, Jeanine Skorinko Department of Social Science and Policy Studies Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2008
See also CLE Class Notes 2014
The simple graph shows two feedback loops that interact
to make climate change and its consequences worse, leading to an unexpected
(& inescapable?) dilemma. Presently,
there are 413 ppm of CO2 gasses in the atmosphere. Even without any
further emission of greenhouse gasses, this high level of CO2 in the atmosphere
will ensure constantly worsening climatic consequences because of delays that
operate in the climate system. The dilemma is caused by relentlessly worsening
of extreme weather events, droughts, forest fires etc., the need for draconian
measures to deal with the situation and the opposition to the measures,
described by the feedback loop B2.This opposition is rooted in human nature,
the psychological defence mechanisms that cause us to repress or even deny
unpalatable truths that threaten our basic assumptions and the way we understand
life. Together, the loops B1 & B2
create a vicious reinforcing loop that describes the escalating and worsening
situation created by the dilemma.
Please look at Insight No. 238770 that
provides background information and also at the information labels attached to majority
of the variables in the model.