13 January, 2014

2-1-6 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

Q:  What are the types of action available when people are out of these reference levels?
1-     Change the factors
-          The behaviors 
-          The surrounding environment 

2-     Reset the reference level to be compatible with the new changes