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Control theory, as an extension to the field of psychoanalysis, postulates human behaviors driven by the therapeutic function of taming the threatening Otherness of one’s surroundings. This is accomplished by producing other through one's own self control, resulting in a controlled, and thus non-threatening other. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Psychoanalysis is a family of psychological theories and methods based on the work of Sigmund Freud. ...


More commonly known today as Choice Theory, Control Theory, as developed by William Glasser, states that behavior is caused not by outside stimuli, but by what a person wants most at any given time. Choice theory website: http://www.wglasser.com/whatisct.htm See also http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Control_theory William Glasser, M.D. is an American psychiatrist born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925, and developer of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. ...


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Control theory as related to crime


Control theory starts with the assumption that humans are niether naturally wicked and prone to crime or naturally virtuous and prone to conformity. Instead, we appear rational and will turn to crime when the advantages weigh out the idea of conformity.


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Control theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2663 words)
Controllability and observability are main issues in the analysis of a system before deciding the best control strategy to be applied.
Controllability is related to the possibility of forcing the system into a particular state by using an appropriate control signal.
Optimal control is a particular control technique in which the control signal optimizes a certain "cost index": for example, in the case of a satellite, the jet thrusts needed to bring it to desired trajectory that consume the least amount of fuel.
Control theory (sociology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (96 words)
For a general theory of living systems, including sociology, see perceptual control theory.
The control theory is a set psychological stages in which each stage states a crisis that must be accomplished.
In contrast to Erik Erikson's theory, Émile Durkheim suggested this theory to be followed by age groups and gender rather than by social entities.
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