from [Marc Abrams (2001.0905.0012)
Nice to see you back on the net Rick.
Theoretically Rick I think you are absolutely correct. I think it brings
some questions to mind though about how "practically" knowing what a CV is
at a specific point in time in an interpersonal interaction.
I have some questions and comments about CV's in general.
We control hundreds maybe thousands of CV's at any one specific point in
We control some consciously and some unconsciously.
At any one point in time we control certain variables at higher gain then
others, yes? I would call this phenomenon "prioritizing". An example of this
might be driving and then diverting my attention for a couple of seconds to
find a radio station.
1) At any specific point in time each of us are controlling hundreds maybe
thousands of CV's
2) At any specific point of time there will be conflicts and cv's being
controlled at various gains .
from a "practical" view some questions.
1)How long does our controlling of a specific variable last? My guess is it
may last anywhere from a few seconds to any number of years.
2)Does a C.V. change over time, both in content and gain? How would we know
this? Does the TEST provide for this?
So although I think the CV is an important theoreticl concept. I have some
questions about the practical applications of CV's and the TEST at this
current state of our knowledge.
Nice exchange between Rick and Bruce.
[From Rick Marken (2001.09.04.1545)]
Bruce Gregory (2001.0904.1737)--
> If all you think in terms of is "potentially controllable perceptual
> variables" you might have trouble telling a computer from an automobile
> (or a baseball bat).
Controlled variables are perceptual variables. Some of the perceptual
variables you control when you drive a car are the same as those you
control when you use a computer but many are different so it's usually
very easy to tell the difference between using a computer and driving an
automobile. It's easy for me, anyway.