About the Phenomena category

The Phenomena category is for discussion of examples of behavior. What we call behavior is a process of control. Control is an objective phenomenon that is seen when variable aspects of the world — controlled variables or CVs — are maintained in fixed or variable reference states, protected from the effects of disturbances. PCT explains this process as the control of perceptions that are analogs of the CVs.

Discussion may include speculation about the precise nature of the CVs that are controlled in a given example of behavior, and proposals for how to test those speculations. Discussions of actual testing and other experimental investigations belong in the Research category.