ACT (was Re: Help for Bill about Earthlink)

[From Rick Marken (2003.01.04.0905)]

Dave Heise wrote:

ACT emerged about 1974 when I read Behavior: The
Control of Perception
and suddenly understood the research I had been
doing for the previous decade. I think of ACT as a closer relation to PCT
than a cousin, the main difference being a focus on the control of one
internal state (affect) rather than another (perception).
I was under the impression that affect was a perception. If affect
is what is controlled in ACT (Affect Control Theory) then an affect must
be a perception, right? If this is not the case, how does affect differ
from perception?
Best regards

Rick

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Richard S. Marken

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[From Bruce Gregory (2003.01.04.1234)]

Rick Marken (2003.01.04.0905)

I was under the impression that affect _was_ a perception. If affect is
what is controlled in ACT (Affect Control Theory) then an affect must be
a perception, right? If this is not the case, how does affect differ
from perception?

That is my impression as well.