A Couple of Off-the-Wall Questions

[From Fred Nickols (2003.03.10.1508 ET)] --

1. Has anyone ever taken a look at the relationship (if any) between
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs and the levels in the PCT hierarchy?

2. Functionally, is there any difference between saying, "I am controlling
for (insert value of CV)" and saying, "I have a goal of (insert value of CV)"?

Regards,

Fred Nickols
nickols@safe-t.net
www.nickols.us

[From Bill Powers (2003.03.10.1622 MST)]

Fred Nickols (2003.03.10.1508 ET) --

1. Has anyone ever taken a look at the relationship (if any) between
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs and the levels in the PCT hierarchy?

Mentioned in B:CP, but that's about all.

2. Functionally, is there any difference between saying, "I am
controlling
for (insert value of CV)" and saying, "I have a goal of (insert value of CV)"?

Yes. "I am controlling for X" implies that there is a goal of X, and I am
acting to match my perceptions to it although I may not yet have succeeded."
"I have a goal of X" means that I have a goal of X regardless of whether I
am currently acting to achieve it.

"I have the goal of eating a healthful breakfast every day. I'll start
controlling for that tomorrow morning."

Best,

Bill P.