James Grier Miller
was first director of the Clinical Psychology section of the Veterans Administration and organizer of a consortium of 40-plus universities to initiate clinical psychology courses of study.
Such a stellar couple were Dr and Mrs James Grier Miller who have moved beyond us (SRBS Obituaries, 19:1, 2002; 20:1-2, 2003).
From that launch pad, James Grier Miller developed LST--namely, that the seven and eventually eight levels of living systems, each of greater complexity than the one before (cells, organs, organisms, groups, organizations, societies, supranational systems and finally the community, a system between organizations and societies).
James Grier Miller was born in July of 1916, in Lakewood, Ohio, where he attended high school and met his future wife, Jessie Louise.
Such an effort and achievement would be well within the remit of the work that James Grier Miller began over 60 years ago and would meet with his hearty and passionate endorsement.
Wilby builds upon the work of Boulding who, like James Grier Miller
, was one of the founders of ISSS.
In addition, integrative continuity can involve cross-level analysis, as advocated by James Grier Miller (1978).
As James Grier Miller once told me, we do not expect that everyone in the university should be a systems scientist, but it seems not only reasonable, but even necessary, that 3% or so of all scholars should pursue integrative efforts.
The term itself was invented by James Grier Miller
and first used in 1949 by the University of Chicago Committee on the Behavioral Sciences to refer to 'all the overlapping biological and social disciplines concerned with the study of behaviour, human or subhuman'.
The world of education and research lost an intellectual giant with the death of James Grier Miller
on 7 November 2002.
It is with great sadness that we at Systems Research and Behavioral Science have to report the death of James Grier Miller
For over thirty years, she was associate editor of the prestigious journal, Behavioral Science, founded by her husband, Dr James Grier Miller