Gary Cziko is an American researcher, and author in the field of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign who has worked on the philosophical model known as perceptual control theory (PCT) – a model whose original developer, William T. Powers, was his mentor. He has written two introductory books on the subject, and in 1995 he introduced the concept of "universal selectionism" into the PCT model.
Gary A. Cziko
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Education and careerEdit
Cziko received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Queens College, City University of New York, a Master of Arts degree in psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1975, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from McGill University in 1978. He was a post-doctoral research fellow for the Quebec Ministry of Education at the University of Montreal during 1978–79. Since 1979, Cziko has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He became an associate professor in 1986 and a full professor in 1998.
In 1989, Cziko published one of his first academic papers relating to PCT:
- Cziko, Gary (1989). "Unpredictability and Indeterminism in Human Behavior: Arguments and Implications for" (PDF). Educational Researcher. 18 (3): 17–25. doi:10.3102/0013189X018003017.
He has also authored two introductions to PCT, both published by MIT Press:
- Cziko, Gary (1995). Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-03232-5. LCCN 95000943.
- Cziko, Gary (2000). The Things We Do : Using The Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand The What, How, and Why of Our Behavior. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-03277-5. LCCN 99051843.
Awards and recognitionsEdit
- "Gary Cziko". Faculty profile page at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Deacon, Terrence (2001). "Circling Back to an Organism-Centered Behavioral Biology". American Scientist. 89 (1).
- Gontier, Nathalie (2002). "Evolutionary Epistemology". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. University of Tennessee at Martin. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- Bradie, Michael (1997). "Without miracles: universal selection theory and the second Darwinian revolution". Book Reviews. Philosophical Psychology. 10 (3): 399–401. doi:10.1080/09515089708573229.
- Ogden, Dawn (1997). "Review of Gary Cziko, Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution". Philosophy in Review. 17 (3): 160–162.
- Salthe, Stanley N. (1996). "Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution. Gary Cziko". New Biological Books: Reviews and Brief Notices. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 72 (2): 275. doi:10.1086/419392.
- Shapiro, Arthur M. (1996). "Seeing everything through Darwin's eyes (review of Without Miracles)". Books. BioScience. 46 (11): 872–873. doi:10.2307/1312973.
- Shanks, Niall (2004). "The Things We Do : Using The Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand The What, How, and Why of Our Behavior". Book Reviews. Philosophical Psychology. 17: 2. doi:10.1080/0951508042000239093.
- Simonton, Dean Keith (2001). "The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our Behavior. Gary Cziko". New Biological Books: Reviews and Brief Notices. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 76 (2): 268. doi:10.1086/393971.
- Larivière, Serge (2001). "The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How and Why of Our Behaviour". Book Reviews. Journal of Mammalogy. 82 (3): 882–883. doi:10.1644/1545-1542(2001)082<0883:>2.0.CO;2.
- Prusik, Laura (December 6, 2007). "Ten at U. of I. awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants". Illinois News Bureau, University of Illinois.