UCL talk on PCT yesterday on YouTube

Hi Malcolm

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From: Malcolm Ocean [mailto:malcolm.m.ocean@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 6:52 AM
To: csgnet@lists.illinois.edu
Subject: Re: UCL talk on PCT yesterday on YouTube

Wow, this is great!

MO : I’m thinking of sending it to some friends of mine who’ve said “PCT seems interesting but it’s not clear what it predicts that other theories don’t”

HB : Well if PCT is presented only as psychological theory with »controlled variable« which is »protected from disturbances« then you get »under-avarage« S-R theory which tells nothing new about how people behave in comparison to classical psychology. It’s even misleading. In one word of no use.

But if you want to understand how organisms function and specially nervous system (how you function), then PCT is the best theory for understanding such a phenomenon.

MO : …(they mostly haven’t looked intoo PCT that much, I think, just maybe read the wikipedia article).

HB : Well I looked at the Wikipedia article and I must say that it’s maybe complicated for reading, but main points of PCT are there. Maybe there is too much psychological and mathematical orientation what is not giving the whole picture what PCT is about.

PCT is general theory about how organisms function not just from psychological or mathematical view but also from view of other nature sciences (physiology, biology). That’s what by my oppinion makes it so strong. But as any theory it can be ugraded.

MO : I’m curious what other media people typically link people to when introducing them to PCT. I’ve found myself wishing that B:CP and MSOB were available as ebooks, since it would lower the friction to starting to read them.

HB : I’d suggest you first reading »Making sense of Behavior«. Or if you want internet version of understanding PCT try with Bruce Abbott synopsis. It’s really good also with easy to understand language. http://users.ipfw.edu/abbott/pct/pct.html

And then try to read B:CP. Well that is a difficult peace. Maybe you’ll need help in some chapters. Depends how well you are equiped with knowledge from different sciences.

Boris

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On 30 June 2017 at 23:03, Warren Mansell wmansell@gmail.com wrote:

OK world, try to hide from PCT…

http://youtu.be/U2TLepJ_sLg?a

Bravo, Warren! Brilliant, clear, effective.

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On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 11:03 PM, Warren Mansell wmansell@gmail.com wrote:

OK world, try to hide from PCT…

http://youtu.be/U2TLepJ_sLg?a

Malcolm, I second that wish!

Eetu
(Lähetetty kännykästä / Sent from mobile)

I’ve found myself wishing that B:CP and MSOB were available as ebooks, since it would lower the friction to starting to read them.

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On 30 June 2017 at 23:03, Warren Mansell
wmansell@gmail.com wrote:

OK world, try to hide from PCT…

http://youtu.be/U2TLepJ_sLg?a

Malcolm Ocean

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Wow, this is great!

I’m thinking of sending it to some friends of mine who’ve said “PCT seems interesting but it’s not clear what it predicts that other theories don’t” (they mostly haven’t looked into PCT that much, I think, just maybe read the wikipedia article).

I’m curious what other media people typically link people to when introducing them to PCT. I’ve found myself wishing that B:CP and MSOB were available as ebooks, since it would lower the friction to starting to read them.

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On 30 June 2017 at 23:03, Warren Mansell wmansell@gmail.com wrote:

OK world, try to hide from PCT…

http://youtu.be/U2TLepJ_sLg?a

Malcolm Ocean

Achieve your personal and professional goals with Complice

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OK world, try to hide from PCT…

http://youtu.be/U2TLepJ_sLg?a

Thanks for this Malcolm! By all means disseminate!

Warren

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