Top 10 PCT Must Read List

[From Fred Nickols (2007.06.19.1122)]

Given the subject line above, what do list members think ought to be on that
list. I'm assuming Bill's books plus Hershberger's Volitional Action. No
doubt some of Marken's scribblings, too (just kidding). If there is already
a PCT biblio compiled somewhere, please point me to it. In the meantime,
what goes on the Top 10?

Regards,

Fred Nickols
Managing Principal
Distance Consulting
nickols@att.net
www.nickols.us
(740) 392-9427

[From Rick Marken (2007.06.19.0900)]

Fred Nickols (2007.06.19.1122)--

Given the subject line above, what do list members think ought to be on that
list. I'm assuming Bill's books plus Hershberger's Volitional Action. No
doubt some of Marken's scribblings, too (just kidding). If there is already
a PCT biblio compiled somewhere, please point me to it. In the meantime,
what goes on the Top 10?

I suggest the Top 11 listed at Mind Readings.com Books.
Not necessarily in the order in which they are listed -- but close;-)

Best

Rick

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--
Richard S. Marken PhD
Lecturer in Psychology UCLA
Statistical Analyst VHA
rsmarken@gmail.com

[From Dag Forssell (2007.06.19.2010 PST)]

Fred, I am obviously biased, but check out www.livingcontrolsystems.com

Best, Dag

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Fred Nickols (2007.06.19.1122)]

Given the subject line above, what do list members think ought to be on that
list. I'm assuming Bill's books plus Hershberger's Volitional Action. No
doubt some of Marken's scribblings, too (just kidding). If there is already
a PCT biblio compiled somewhere, please point me to it. In the meantime,
what goes on the Top 10?

Regards,

Fred Nickols
Managing Principal
Distance Consulting
nickols@att.net
www.nickols.us
(740) 392-9427

[From Erling Jorgensen (2007.06.20 1245 EDT)]

Fred Nickols (2007.06.19.1122)]

Given the subject line above, what do list members think ought to be on
that list. I'm assuming Bill's books plus Hershberger's Volitional
Action. No doubt some of Marken's ...

Hi Fred,
Back in the early 1990s when I discovered that the CSG listserv existed,
I found it very helpful to read through the special ABS issue from 1990 --
American Behavioral Scientist, 34(1). (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Publications). I don't know where to find it easily. I think at the
time I tracked down a university with that journal & made a personal
copy of each of the articles. It gave a nice overview of the PCT field.

I see the CSG website at
<http://www.perceptualcontroltheory.org/treepub.html&gt;
makes reference to one of Rick Marken's articles from that issue, but
I don't see reference to the other articles. It would be nice if they
could be more widely available. If I remember correctly, some of Franz
Plooij's & Hetty vander Riij Plooij's (sp?) elegant work was in that
volume.

I don't know if this makes it a "Top 12" list by now...

All the best,
Erling

[From Rick Marken (2007.06.20.1020)]

Erling Jorgensen (2007.06.20 1245 EDT)--

Back in the early 1990s when I discovered that the CSG listserv existed,
I found it very helpful to read through the special ABS issue from 1990 --
American Behavioral Scientist, 34(1). (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Publications). I don't know where to find it easily. I think at the
time I tracked down a university with that journal & made a personal
copy of each of the articles. It gave a nice overview of the PCT field.

I also found that it is available on the net:
http://abs.sagepub.com/content/vol34/issue1/

You have to pay a hefty fee to get access to the pdf copies of the
articles. It might be better to try to pick it up at a library.

Best

Rick

···

--
Richard S. Marken PhD
Lecturer in Psychology UCLA
Statistical Analyst VHA
rsmarken@gmail.com

[From Erling Jorgensen (2007.06.20 1330 EDT)]

Regarding the American Behavioral Scientist (1990) special issue:

Rick Marken (2007.06.20.1020)

I also found that it is available on the net:
http://abs.sagepub.com/content/vol34/issue1/

You have to pay a hefty fee to get access to the pdf copies ...

That site does list the Table of Contents, which I've pasted below.
If someone does decide to track it down, whether through that site of
at a university library, the list below should at least whet the
appetite.

By the way, I think it was in this volume that I saw references to
the Haimowoods conferences, which led me to believe there were ongoing
annual conferences of the Control Systems Group. I think I finally
called David Goldstein, & learned of the upcoming conference in Durango,
which led me to meet some of you folks in person for a couple of years.
I'm really glad CSGNet exists, because I have not been able to attend
any of the conferences since, sigh... For what it is worth, CSGNet
helps keep me sane, or at least scientifically sane. (Now there's an
alarming statement. <:-o )

All the best,
Erling

The Authors
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 3-5. [PDF]

RICHARD S. MARKEN
A Science of Purpose
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 6-13. [PDF] [References]

PHILIP J. RUNKEL
Research Method for Control Theory
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 14-23. [PDF] [References]

WILLIAM T. POWERS
Control Theory and Statistical Generalizations
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 24-31. [PDF] [References]

RAYMOND P. PAVLOSKI, GERARD T. BARRON, and MARK A. HOGUE
Reorganization: Learning and Attention in a Hierarchy of Control Systems
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 32-54. [PDF] [References]

WAYNE A. HERSHBERGER
Control Theory and Learning Theory
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 55-66. [PDF] [References]

FRANS X. PLOOIJ and HEDWIG H. C. van de RIJT-PLOOIJ
Developmental Transitions as Successive Reorganizations of a Control
Hierarchy
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 67-80. [PDF] [References]

CLARK McPHAIL and CHARLES W. TUCKER
Purposive Collective Action
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 81-94. [PDF] [References]

W. THOMAS BOURBON
Invitation to the Dance: Explaining the Variance When Control Systems
Interact
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 95-105. [PDF] [References]

WILLIAM D. WILLIAMS
The Giffen Effect: A Note on Economic Purposes
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 106-109. [PDF] [References]

DAVID M. GOLDSTEIN
Clinical Applications of Control Theory
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 110-116. [PDF] [References]

EDWARD E. FORD
On Understanding Control Theory: Learning Some Difficult Concepts
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 117-118. [PDF] [References]

Glossary
American Behavioral Scientist 1990 34: 119-121. [PDF]