The Beginning of an era :-)

from [ Marc Abrams (990907.1119) ]

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Date: Thu, 9 May 91 13:08:00 -0500
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From: "Gary A. Cziko" <g-cziko@UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Perceptual Control Theory

I've started to read Kent McClelland's manuscript. He provides a very nice
intro to control theory; I'm just getting into the sociological stuff and
so don't have much to comment about this yet.

However, I like very much the name he has chosen for the discipline that
unites the people this network. He calls it PERCEPTUAL CONTROL THEORY (PCT
for short). I think this a great name, and it distinguishes our
psychological concerns from the engineering ones.

I've never liked the label control theory very much since it often first
means to newcomers the opposite of what it is all about (Hey, a new theory
for controlling people!). Perhaps we should rename ourselves the
PCSG?--Gary

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Date: Thu, 9 May 91 16:03:52 -0500
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From: "Gary A. Cziko" <g?cziko@UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Re: PCSG, Control of output

[From Gary Cziko]

Rick Marken (910509b):

I'm glad you too like Kent McClelland's new name: Perceptual Control
Theory. Won't Bill Powers be surprised when he gets to Colorado to find
we've changed the name of his theory!

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