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People as Living Things

The Psychology of Perceptual Control

by Philip J. Runkel, Ph.D.

Part I

Part V

Control of perception The higher orders
1  The springs of action 22  More about the control loop
2  Living things 23  Internal conflict
3  Inside and outside 24  Up at the top
4  The loop 25  Logic and rationality
5  Beware how I write 26  Personality
   

Part II

Part VI

Research Dyads and groups
6  Do it yourself 27  Degrees of freedom I
7  Some foundations 28  The social environment
8  Some models of control 29  Helping
9  Some social interaction 30  The method of levels
  31  Psychotherapy

Part III

32  Language and communication
Science 33  Influence
10  Don't fool yourself  
11  Falsification and confirmation

Part VII

12  Models and their worlds The social order
         (Bourbon & Powers) 34  Degrees of freedom II
13  Quantitative measurement 35  Coordination
        of volition (Powers) 36  Planning
14  Is behavior probabilistic? 37  Schooling
15  Where's the reality? 38  Mental testing
16  Explaining other theories 39  Ford's Responsible Thinking Process
17  Beware how anybody writes 40  Society
   

Part IV

 
Hierarchies of purpose References
18  The neural hierarchy Name index
19  Memory and imagination Subject index
20  Reorganization  
21  Emotion  
 
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