PERCEPTUAL CONTROL THEORY | PCT | SCIENCE | BEHAVIOR | PSYCHOLOGY | CYBERNETICS
William T. Powers
From the original book jacket:
"Powers' [book] gives social scientists--finally--an alternative to both behaviorism and psychoanalysis. It provides a way, both elegant and sophisticated, to include the basic contributions of both without being partisan or converted. It allows us to bring the soma, culture, society, behavior and experience into a single framework. We now know much more than we did before this book was published." --Paul J. Bohannan, Stanley G. Harris Professor of Social Science, Northwestern University.
The Dilemmas of Behaviorism Fifth-order Control Systems: Control of Sequence Models and Generalizations The Brain's Model Premises Higher Levels Feedback and Behavior Learning The Control-system Unit of Organization Memory A Hierarchy of Control Systems Experimental Methods First-order Control Systems: Intensity Control Conflict and Control Second-order Control Systems: Sensation Control or Vector Control Emotion: "The Missing chapter" Third-order Control Systems: Configuration Control Appendix: Control System Operation and Stability Fourth-order Control Systems: Control of Transitions Bibliography
First edition quality trade paperback, 2003. ISBN, price and availability to be announced.
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