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PCT  Readings At Google: PCT—A Book of Readings
An Overview of the Third Grand Theory in Psychology
            Introductions, Readings, and Resources 
      The May 2016 edition is now a 424-page book that includes 30+ papers with selections from 20+ books. Subjects include psychotherapy, management, emotions, baby brain development, computer simulations and tutorials, scientific revolutions, dogma in psychology, scientific method, reverse engineering, robots, cybernetics, and more.

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Dialogue Science of Life At Google: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Approaches to a Science of Life
—Word Pictures and Correlations versus Working Models

Throughout this volume, Phil and Bill exchange candid assessments of the players, methods and dominant approaches in psychology and the social sciences, and the difficulties that go with advocating an entirely new framework for doing science.

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Control in the Classroom At Google: Control in the Classroom
—An Adventure in Learning and Achievement

This new book is a great addition to the educational literature. It introduces educators to the most important and revolutionary new development in psychology in decades, PCT. And it does this in an easy, accessible style. It has something for everyone in education, from pre-school teachers to secondary teachers, as well as their students. Even college instructors and educational policy makers can find much of value in this slim volume.
... Read this book! You’ll be glad you did. — Hugh G. Petrie


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People as Living Things At Google: People as Living Things
—The Psychology of Perceptual Control

... a feast of recognition where you say that integrating PCT into your thinking does not come overnight but takes years. Your knowledge of the psychological literature is enormous and the way you linked PCT thinking with that literature (or discussed it against the background of that literature) was very instructive to me.” — Frans X. Plooij


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Method of Levels At Google: The Method of Levels— How to do Psychotherapy Without Getting in the Way
"I've just finished the Method of Levels, and I'm astonished, delighted, and inspired. I was a psychotherapist for many years, using a variety of approache..., and while my clients were often happy with the results, I frequently wasn't. My fundamental dissatisfaction arose from the fact that I never knew WHY we were successful when we were, and what had gone wrong or failed to go right when we weren't. Now I think maybe at last I know." — Kalen Hammann


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Mgmt and Leadership At Google: Management and Leadership:
Insight for Effective Practice

When i first learned of PCT about seven years ago, I read everything I could get my hands on and your articles, for me, most clearly explained PCT. Somehow, your unique use of language, (perhaps it's more humanizing?) allowed me to understand it better, whereas much that was written (that seems to be changing) is so technical....Your explanations revealed PCT almost immediately for me. — David Hubbard, LMHC


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Mgmt and Leadership At Google: The Death of Jeffrey Stapleton:
Exploring the Way Lawyers Think

Hugh Gibbons explains: I wrote this manuscript to serve as part of the orientation for new students at the law school. The case of Jeffrey Stapleton was presented during the orientation as a trial, with the new students as the jury. I figured that students would be more accepting of the explanation that I provided than would practicing lawyers, who simply practice without reflection. The fact that lawyers need not reflect on what they are doing to be good at lawyering offered powerful support for my proposition that what is spelled out in this analysis, Perceptual Control Theory, PCT, is simply a correct explanation for how lawyers and all humans actually work.


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Ways of Learning At Google: Ways of Learning and Knowing
—The Epistemology of Education

For most of his career, Hugh was way ahead of his time. His papers in this volume still are. The role of the evolutionary process of blind variation and selective retention in all knowledge processes and the understanding of behavior as the control of perception are still mostly unknown in mainstream educational research, theory and philosophy. These perspectives, combined with Hugh’s analytical skills and accessible writing, lead to some radical (and radically useful) implications for our understanding of the process of knowledge growth and the practice of education. — Gary Cziko


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Dilemma of Enquiry At Google: The Dilemma of Enquiry and Learning

I think that this book will be ‘compulsory reading’ in graduate schools of education around the country, and that it will arouse a vigorous and healthy controversy by shaking people out of unexamined assumptions and compelling them to rethink stale issues in fresh terms. — Stephen Toulmin


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Casting Nets At Google: Casting Nets and Testing Specimens
— Two Grand Methods of Psychology

The spring semester is nearly half completed. I am using your book in two classes. My experience this year is identical to that last year., when I wrote to you, "As time passes … I am increasingly convinced that your book ranks alongside Bill's [Powers] book in 1973 as a seminal work in the new behavioral science." So it is. —Tom Bourbon


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