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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SST 295-02 - Special Topic: Perceptual Control Theory

2 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: SCI 295-02 . Explores widely interdisciplinary applications of an innovative approach to psychology that understands behavior as dynamic control of perceptual input, rather than discrete responses to stimuli. Topics covered include negative-feedback systems, physical mechanisms of control, mathematical modeling of control systems, fundamentals of William T. Powers’ perceptual control theory, and applications of this theory to animal behavior, clinical psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, education, and sports performance. Relevant findings in neuroscience are also reviewed.

Prerequisite: MAT 124 , MAT 131 , or the equivalent, plus completion of a 200-level course in at least one of the following fields: Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, or Sociology.
Note: Dates: January 29 to March 7. Short course deadlines apply.
Instructor: McClelland