PAS Seminar
Short PAS Introduction Part 4. - Procedural Diemnsion

Procedural Dimension - R/F

To do with the style with which we do things.

How we go about moving through the world.

REGULATED - intrinsically orderly - not obsessive or nasty, but intrinsically
                       almost effortless
            linear procedural thinking and actions


Block Design is the indicator subtest - "R" is high

The nature of the task: You show people how to do it. You demonstrate how
to do it. People who do it fastest do it one by one - row by row.
Some will set out with 4 across (even knowing it's 3x3). May say not 
enough blocks. Ones who do it fast do it in orderly fashion.

Regulate ("R") end to learn by rote by imitation

"F" trial and error learning. 

This has to do with "new" learning. Once learned both can learn.

R have advantage in some things in culture - non-essay exams. 
F require feedback from errors to learn - on exams don't get that.

(Note: biases come into teaching the PAS. John says all 512 possible
surface adjustments work in some environment).

"R" intolerant of ambiguity. Don't like contingencies.

"F" thrives on ambiguity. Often does not want to resolve it.
    Thinks of all the what if's. e.g. packing - pack for contingencies.

"R" absolutes in perception - sees things as this or that.
    Focused perception. Don't see whole thing.

"F" sees things in terms of the big picture.
    Like a wide angle lens on life - not concerned with detail. Like actual
      wide angle lens where edges are distorted - but "F" does not care
      about that detail.

The thing above come out of the Block Design task. 
Now we can infer things about how we deal with people.

Thus, "R" tend to over simplify when dealing with people.