Complexity, Relatedness and Uncertainty in Contemporary Social Science: A Preliminary Reflection

  • Charalambos Tsekeris Athens Panteion University
  • Olga Papadopoulou British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, UK
Keywords: Complex Systems, Social Networks, Chaos Theory, Relatedness, Emergence, Uncertainty, Social Behavior


This concise preliminary reflection seeks to offer a fresh transdisciplinary lens to comprehensively discern and evaluate the various interlinks and overlaps between theory and methodology in current social scientific thought. A brief elaboration on the metatheoretical issues of complexity, relatedness and uncertainty encourages a suitable and sustainable analytic framework for generating, developing and cultivating a more open, dialogical and critical-reflexive way of perceiving social science and the precarious social world in general.

Author Biographies

Charalambos Tsekeris, Athens Panteion University
Charalambos Tsekeris graduated with Distinction from Brunel University (West London, UK) and earned his doctoral degree in Reflexivity from Athens Panteion University (Department of Sociology). He is Member of the Hellenic Sociological Society, Visitor at the Hellenic Naval Staff and Command College, and Senior Researcher at the Lab of Virtual Reality, Internet Research & E-Learning, Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. His research interests involve chaos theory, human complex systems, psychosocial studies, epistemology, and sociological metatheory.
Olga Papadopoulou, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, UK
Olga Ppadopoulou studied Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling at the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece, City University London, UK, and the University of Greenwich, London, UK. She is an independent practitioner, psychotherapist/counsellor and researcher in Greece, and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UK. Her research interests involve counselling psychology, integrative therapy, existential psychotherapy, existential theory and philosophy, phenomenology, reflexive methods in psychological theory and practice, psychological metatheory, epistemology, and cognitive neuroscience.
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