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Mind Readings: Experimental Studies of Purpose


Mind Readings: Experimental Studies of Purpose   
by Richard S. Marken

$ 18.00


Format: 6 x 9 softcover, 212 pages

ISBN# 978-0-9624154-3-2


Publisher: Benchmark Publications Inc.

Introduced by William T. Powers
The twelve papers published in Mind Readings set out to demonstrate the scientific applications of Perceptual Control Theory. Marken shows how to detect intentional behavior and demonstrates that control is not a linear cause-effect sequence. Includes models of hierarchical control systems and possible applications in human factor engineering.

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Richard S. Marken, Ph.D., is a research psychologist and human factors engineer. Dr. Marken has chaired the Department of Psychology at Augsburg College, consulted at Honeywell, Inc. on statistical, methodological and human factors issues, and has been an engineering specialist at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo where he developed methods for evaluating human-computer interface designs. He is currently a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Marken is the author of two books and over 40 papers on control system theory and psychology.

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