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date: 03 June 2020

(p. v) On the Cover

(p. v) On the Cover

Convergence is a two-dimensional representation of the dynamic interplay between a group and an individual. The gridlines should be seen as the societal fabric upon which we live our lives—behind it, the chaos of colors suggests the noise of situational influences that may either pull the individual and the group together or push them apart. As time moves forward, the group (red bursts of color) and the individual (blue bursts) creep closer and closer to each other. Ultimately, the group and individual come together and overlap, merging into a purple union. To me, this convergence represents the domain of cooperative prosocial behavior.

Kevin Schroeder, 2014 (p. vi)