Ep.14: So this is how it ends...
Published: May 22, 2016
Pat Ferrucci looks back, again with confirmation bias, at the disappointing season finale of Survivor: Kaoh Rong.
Pre-Ep.14: Jury Jeopardy
Published: May 16, 2016
Jeff Pitman and Pat Ferrucci team up in an attempt to predict the likely votes of the Survivor: Kaoh Rong jury members.
Ep.13: A winner's edit? How each remaining castaway can take home the money
Published: May 14, 2016
Pat looks at the four remaining players, tries to dispense with confirmation bias, and maps out their best path to the million-dollar prize of Survivor: Kaoh Rong.
Ep.12: Tai's a metaphor for a bad player
Published: May 7, 2016
To look at the curious fractures in the final five's alliance in Episode 12 of Kaoh Rong, Pat turns to organization as organisms theory, and finds that Tai's attempted move upset the organism.
Ep.11: Michele follows along to someone else's agenda
Published: May 1, 2016
Pat looks again to agenda-setting theory, and finds a disparity between Michele's talk about her own game and the coveted Big Moves™ that juries allegedly reward, at least through Episode 11 of Kaoh Rong.
Ep.10: Tai doesn't let ethics tie him down
Published: April 22, 2016
Pat Ferrucci tries to find an ethical theory that supports Tai's highly conflicted decision in Episode 10 of Kaoh Rong, and comes up with consequentialism.
Ep.9: Lack of regulation dooms Debbie
Published: April 15, 2016
Pat sees Debbie's downfall as a lack of self-regulation on Cydney and Aubry's part, and proposes an alternative path that might have saved Debbie, on Episode 9 of Kaoh Rong.
Ep.8: A story Nick didn't quite understand
Published: April 10, 2016
Pat looks at narrative transportation theory, to explain the disconnect between Nick's self-aggrandizing perception of his own gameplay and the playing that actually happened on Episode 8 of Kaoh Rong.
Ep.7: Emerging power
Published: April 1, 2016
As the Kaoh Rong merge arrives then leaves without a Tribal Council, Pat takes a spring break from theories, and assesses the relative power ranks of the remaining players.
Ep.6: Ironically, Peter is not so attractive?
Published: March 25, 2016
Using the reward theory of attraction, Pat finds that Peter's self-described attractiveness provided few rewards for Aubry, contributing to her decision to vote him out of Kaoh Rong this week.
Ep.5: An exchange Anna hopes to forget
Published: March 18, 2016
Pat uses social exchange theory as a means to explain the poor returns Anna received from her post-swap attempts to make Tai appear an idol threat to her new tribemates in Ep.5 of Kaoh Rong.
Ep.4: Brawn depletes its ability to keep Alecia around
Published: March 11, 2016
Pat wonders if ego depletion theory explains Brawn's inability to win challenges through Ep.4 of Kaoh Rong, and how things might have played out differently if they'd booted Alecia in the first episode.
Ep.3: How self-perception took down the Brains
Published: March 4, 2016
Pat finds that Liz and Peter's self-perception of being super-smart doomed their interactions with their fellow Brains and Liz's chances in Ep.3 of Kaoh Rong.
Ep.2: Jenny shows everyone how not to play Survivor
Published: February 26, 2016
Pat sees cognitive dissonance as a possible reason for Jennifer's tumultuous Tribal Council performance on the second episode of Kaoh Rong.
Ep.1: Producers prime those identities right away
Published: February 19, 2016
Pat uses Social Identity Theory (SIT) and priming theory to explain why the contestants so quickly embraced their assigned tribal identities in the Kaoh Rong premiere.
Pre-season: Trying to predict a season based on, um... nothing
Published: February 11, 2016
"Meet the Cast" along with Pat, as he watches the newbie players' introductory video, reads their bios, then tries to evaluate how they'll far during the Kaoh Rong season.
Pat Ferrucci started watching Survivor when Episode Two of Borneo first aired. He's seen every episode since. Besides recapping here, he'll be live-tweeting this season from the Mountain Time Zone. Why? Because nobody cares about the Mountain Time Zone except when they want to ski. Follow him @patferrucci for Survivor stuff and tweets about anything and everything that enters his feeble mind.
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