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Theories of Meaningfulness

Theories of Meaningfulness

1st Edition

By Louis Narens
September 11, 2014

Written by one of the masters of the foundation of measurement, Louis Narens' new book thoroughly examines the basis for the measurement-theoretic concept of meaningfulness and presents a new theory about the role of numbers and invariance in science. The book associates with each portion of ...

Localist Connectionist Approaches To Human Cognition

Localist Connectionist Approaches To Human Cognition

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Grainger, Arthur M. Jacobs, Arthur Jacobs
August 12, 2014

This volume provides an overview of a relatively neglected branch of connectionism known as localist connectionism. The singling out of localist connectionism is motivated by the fact that some critical modeling strategies have been more readily applied in the development and testing of localist as...

Recent Progress in Mathematical Psychology Psychophysics, Knowledge Representation, Cognition, and Measurement

Recent Progress in Mathematical Psychology: Psychophysics, Knowledge Representation, Cognition, and Measurement

1st Edition

Edited By Cornelia E. Dowling, Fred S. Roberts, Peter Theuns
August 12, 2014

Mathematical psychology is an interdisciplinary area of research in which methods of mathematics, operations research, and computer science in psychology are used. Now more than thirty years old, the field has continued to grow rapidly and has taken on a life of its own. This volume summarizes ...

The War Between Mentalism and Behaviorism On the Accessibility of Mental Processes

The War Between Mentalism and Behaviorism: On the Accessibility of Mental Processes

1st Edition

By William R. Uttal
August 12, 2014

This book considers one of the most fundamental, but only infrequently considered, issues in psychology--Are mental processes accessible by means of verbal reports and/or experimental assays? It is argues that this is the main characteristic distinguishing between behaviorism and mentalistic ...

Utility of Gains and Losses Measurement-Theoretical and Experimental Approaches

Utility of Gains and Losses: Measurement-Theoretical and Experimental Approaches

1st Edition

By R. Duncan Luce
June 09, 2014

This new monograph presents Dr. Luce's current understanding of the behavioral properties people exhibit (or should exhibit) when they make selections among alternatives and how these properties lead to numerical representations of those preferences. It summarizes, and places in historical ...

Unified Social Cognition

Unified Social Cognition

1st Edition

By Norman Anderson
October 10, 2013

This eagerly awaited volume presents Anderson's cumulative progress in unified social psychology. The research is grounded in the three fundamental laws of information integration theory. Research shows these laws to apply to topics in social and personality psychology such as person cognition, ...

Introduction to the Theories of Measurement and Meaningfulness and the Use of Symmetry in Science

Introduction to the Theories of Measurement and Meaningfulness and the Use of Symmetry in Science

1st Edition

By Louis Narens
October 31, 2013

This book is designed to be an introduction to the theories of measurement and meaningfulness, and not a comprehensive study of those topics. A major theme of this book is the psychophysical measurement of subjective intensity. This has been a subject of intense interest in psychology from the very...

Adaptive Spatial Alignment

Adaptive Spatial Alignment

1st Edition

By Gordon M. Redding, Benjamin Wallace
June 17, 2013

For most people, prism adaptation is an amusing demonstration, first experienced perhaps in an introductory psychology course. This monograph relates this peculiar phenomenon to the larger context of cognitive science, especially motor control and learning. The first part sketches the background ...

Measurement With Persons Theory, Methods, and Implementation Areas

Measurement With Persons: Theory, Methods, and Implementation Areas

1st Edition

Edited By Birgitta Berglund, Giovanni B. Rossi, James T. Townsend, Leslie R. Pendrill
December 19, 2011

Measurements with persons are those in which human perception and interpretation are used for measuring complex, holistic quantities and qualities, which are perceived by the human brain and mind. Providing means for reproducible measurement of parameters such as pleasure and pain has important ...

Cognition, Information Processing, and Psychophysics Basic Issues

Cognition, Information Processing, and Psychophysics: Basic Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Hans-Georg Geissler, Stephen W. Link, James T. Townsend
February 01, 1992

The plan for this volume emerged during the international Leipzig conference commemorating the centenary of the death of Gustav Fechner. The contributors suggested that while many features of modern psychological theory were anticipated by Fechner, many new theoretical approaches owe much more to ...

Computational, Geometric, and Process Perspectives on Facial Cognition Contexts and Challenges

Computational, Geometric, and Process Perspectives on Facial Cognition: Contexts and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Michael J. Wenger, James T. Townsend
August 16, 2012

Within the last three decades, interest in the psychological experience of human faces has drawn together cognitive science researchers from diverse backgrounds. Computer scientists talk to neural scientists who draw on the work of mathematicians who explicitly influence those conducting behavioral...

Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis

Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis

1st Edition

By Norman H. Anderson
July 01, 2001

The goal of Norman H. Anderson's new book is to help students develop skills of scientific inference. To accomplish this he organized the book around the "Experimental Pyramid"--six levels that represent a hierarchy of considerations in empirical investigation--conceptual framework, phenomena, ...

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