Episode 7: Who holds the golden fleece after the merge?
Published: November 10, 2017
Pat explores the black sheep effect, and argues that by ignoring it, the majority alliance made the wrong move at the merge of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
Episode 6: Who holds the power at the merge?
Published: November 5, 2017
Pat takes a one-week sabbatical from the theory in order to assess the events of Episode 6, and how they affect the remaining contestants' chances of winning Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
Published: October 27, 2017
Pat examines Ryan's swing vote decision, and most Survivor gameplay, through the conflicting ethical theories of ethical egoism and utilitarianism, and how the best plays appear to be the latter while actually adhering to the former.
Published: October 20, 2017
Pat evaluates the tribal swap through the lens of group cohesion theory, and finds the new Levu tribe lacking, as seen in Episode 4 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
Episode 3: His name was Patrick. Now it's Matthew
Published: October 14, 2017
Pat refutes Malcolm Gladwell's outlier hypothesis, instead arguing that Robert Merton's theory of cumulative advantage applies better to Survivor, as seen in Patrick's exit from Episode 3 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
Published: October 6, 2017
Pat looks at identity priming theory, and how this affects Survivor players' early tribal boot decisions, as seen in Episode 2 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
Episode 1: Let's talk some in-group and some out-group
Published: October 2, 2017
Pat focuses on a relevant facet of social identity theory, in-group/ out-group bias, to help explain why Katrina was the first person voted out in Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Then he looks at the tribes in greater depth.
Pre-season: Who am I going to curse this season?
Published: September 23, 2017
Pat Ferrucci examines the cast of Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, and makes his semi-annual game-cursing winner's pick, then ranks the remaining contestants' chances.
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.