Socio-Cultural Dynamics (SCD) is a methodology and practice for determining true contributing causes of human behavior.

It uses modern techniques of system dynamics, applied to things such as family conflict, personal relationships, mental and physical fitness, and traumatic situations of any sort, to impartially analyze why the situation is dysfunctional and how it might be improved.

It uses as a baseline a set of universal patterns discovered using techniques of Complex Adaptive Systems Anthropology (CASA) to establish normative comparisons, which are useful in determining outliers and bringing participants together in a collaborative search for common ground.

To maintain rigorous standards and credibility, it structures the steps of SCD practice, the rules of dialog and action between participants, and the process of analyzing and prescribing alternatives, by providing:

  1. a thesaurus of standard terms that define core concepts
  2. a thoroughly-tested taxonomy for classifying key behavioral patterns that comprise the atomic elements of true behavioral systems
  3. a set of core models and simulations that can be customized to fit the particular behavioral system under analysis

Collectively, these tools and practices provide a uniquely effective approach to determining key contributors to unhealthy behavioral systems, and a more cost-efficient alternative to implementing solutions than any current methods.