13 January, 2014

2-1-5 the human mind: Reference levels

Continuing talking about the "Perceptual Control" concept: what are the types of the reference levels (the comfort zones) outside which we have to take action

1-     Range:
Acceptable range, above or below which is bad
E.g. sleep hours
 
2-     Set point:
A threshold, a minimum, above which is good, below which is bad
E.g. liquid assets

3-     Error:
Set point is zero here, no "below". The absence is good, presence is bad
E.g. pain, complaints

-          What are the types of action made when people are out of these reference levels:
1-     They change the factors
-          The factors related to them
-          The environment around them

2-     They reset their reference levels to be compatible with the new changes