Sociocultural evolution describes the process of evolution as it acts on macro-scale social systems of all kind. Sociocultural evolution through a process of variation, selection, and duplication of social structures and cultural constructs leads over time to create complexity
A social adaptive landscape is a model to social systems that tries to map out the entire environment within which individuals, social groups or societies are interacting and adapting to each other's behavior as they try to find optimal solutions to a given social context.
Community structure refers to the local structures that form within social networks as some agents interact more frequently and intensely forming specific substructures within the overall network.
Social attractors define a specific subset of states that a social system may take, which corresponds to its normal behavior towards which it will naturally gravitate.
Social feedback loops describe a relationship within a social system where events feedback on themselves to create relationships of interdependence where different events work to balance each other or amplify each other.
Critical thinking is the capacity to distinguish between valid and invalid processes of inference and information sources; it requires the formation of beliefs based upon sound reasoning.
Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to dealing with large and complex engineering projects through the application of systems theory
Resilience refers to the capacity of a system to effectively respond to, and adapt to, changes without significant degradation to its overall functioning and structure
Technology network analysis is the study of systems of technology via the lens of network analysis. It uses models and analytical tools to study how connectivity shapes technologies; particularly within complex engineered systems that