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

By Louis Narens

© 2007 – Psychology Press

184 pages

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About the Book

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 beginning of experimental psychology. And from that beginning to the present day, it has continuously generated major controversies involving measurement and meaningfulness.

Table of Contents

Contents: The Need for Theories of Measurement and Meaningfulness. Part I: Measurement. Representational Measurement Theory. Symmetries and the Erlanger Program. Threshold Measurement. Magnitude Production. Torgerson's Conjecture. Part II: Meaningfulness. Meaningfulness Concepts From Measurement Theory. Preliminary Set Theory. Scientific Topics. Theories of Meaningfulness. Applications, Limitations, and Generalizations of Axiom System FST.

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Scientific Psychology Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Experimental Psychology