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Pamela Buckle

Adelphi University
SIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health
New York
Secretary and Vice President for Protocol, International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health (see below for more information)Pamela Buckle Henning She is an Associate Professor of Management at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University in New York. As a management educator in the United States, she teaches organizational behavior, leadership, teamwork and group dynamics, and supervises student thesis and independent study work.Pamela’s scholarly and clinical work is oriented around the perspective that human psychology is a complex system embedded in densely-interconnected biological, interpersonal, institutional, and environmental systems. She collaborates with international researchers investigating the cognitive and emotional processes involved in systems thinking, and the worldviews and values systems of systems thinkers. Her interests include the processes involved in scientists’ systems thinking, as well as “lay epistemics” (perceptual processes used by non-scientists). Pamela publishes in systems, management, psychology, education, and project management journals. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Systems Centre in the UK, and a member of the editorial board of the Bertalanffy Center for the Systems Science journal: Systems. Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology. She serves on the ISSS Board of Directors as Secretary and VP Protocol, and has worked in the not-for-profit, private, and public sectors in Canada.SIG Chair: Systems and Mental HealthThis special integration group examines how systems theory and practices can inform our understanding of the human psyche, and psychological phenomena in the social realm.This Special Integration Group examines how systems theory and systems practices can inform our understanding of the human psyche, and psychological phenomena in social settings. We seek contributions from practitioners and scholars addressing human behaviour and mental processes related to topics including (though not limited to) perception, affect, intelligence, motivation, and personality. Our interests span clinical and non-clinical approaches to psychology, as we seek to utilize systems theory to explore and broaden notions of psychological health and dysfunction. Both empirical studies and conceptual papers about how systems thought can inform our understanding of conscious and subconscious experience are appropriate contributions. Work informed by any psychological and psychoanalytical school of thought are welcomed contributions to the dialogue we seek to create in this SIG.Format: Presentation: 15 mins; Q&A: 15 mins