Well, in theory... Pat Ferrucci's S34 recaps
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Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers analysis

Who holds the golden fleece after the merge?

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.

 
Who holds the power at the merge?

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.

 
The ego and its utility, a tale of conflicting ethics

Episode 5: The ego and its utility, a tale of conflicting ethics

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.

 
It's all about cohesion, the cohesion of the group

Episode 4: It's all about cohesion, the cohesion of the group

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.

 
His name was Patrick. Now it's Matthew

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.

 
You're a hustler. A hustler.

Episode 2: You're a hustler. A hustler. You are. Yes you.

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.

 
Let's talk some in-group and some out-group

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.

 
Who am I going to curse this season?

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.

 
TDT Survivor: HHH contestant draft

Pre-season: TDT Survivor: HHH contestant draft

Published: September 22, 2017

 

Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, and Jeff Pitman come together to rank and draft fantasy teams of the contestants from Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Who will reign supreme?

 

Pat Ferrucci Survivor 31 recapsPat 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. 

Other Well, in theory... editions:

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers | Survivor: Game Changers | Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X | Survivor: Kaoh Rong | Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance

 

See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.

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