Perceptual Control Theory: Science & Applications: A Book of Readings

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Living Control Systems Publishing, 2009 - Psychology - 376 pages
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This July 2014 updated and expanded edition of the Book of Readings  is designed to be a broad-based sampling of the literature on Perceptual Control Theory, PCT, its scientific nature and some applications.

Perceptual Control Theory, PCT, results from one man's curiosity, expertise, creativity and determination. The articles and books sampled in this volume would not have been written, certainly not this way, if it were not for William T. (Bill) Powers's seminal insight and tireless efforts across more that fifty years.

The PCT explanation for what behavior is, how it works and what it accomplishes is well documented. It lays a foundation for a new natural science and can handle behavioral phenomena within a single testable concept of how living systems work. You can demonstrate it yourself with functioning computer simulations.

Whether you are interested in resolving chronic psychological stress, understanding what is going on with an inconsolable baby, getting a different take on what emotions are, resolving conflict in general, becoming a better parent, manager, sales person, friend or lover, you will find fascinating insight when you review these readings and study this new explanatory concept with care.

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Powers supports himself in the design/build business.

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