Frontiers of Mathematical Psychology: Essays in Honor of Clyde Coombs

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This collection provides a timely and provocative survey of current works in mathematical psychology in the style of Clyde Coombs, remembered by his fellow psychologists and other social scientists for his seminal contributions to the analysis of qualitative measurement and multidimensional scaling, and for his innovative models of conflict and choice. Each essay illustrates the contin- uing influence of Coombs's work and approach to the application of mathematics and basic ...

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Overview

This collection provides a timely and provocative survey of current works in mathematical psychology in the style of Clyde Coombs, remembered by his fellow psychologists and other social scientists for his seminal contributions to the analysis of qualitative measurement and multidimensional scaling, and for his innovative models of conflict and choice. Each essay illustrates the contin- uing influence of Coombs's work and approach to the application of mathematics and basic psychological phenomena.

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Seven papers by students or colleagues of the late Clyde Coombs illustrate the continuing influence of Coombs' approach to applying mathematics in the study of psychology. Topics include: the representational approach to measurement, probabilistic dimensionality, and judgements of relative importance in decision making. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387974514
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/17/1991
  • Series: Recent Research in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

1 From Indices to Mappings: The Representational Approach to Measurement.- 2 Social Dilemmas, Economic Self-Interest, and Evolutionary Theory.- 3 Probabilistic Dimensionality: A Study of Confidence and Intention.- 4 Judgments of Relative Importance in Decision Making: The Importance of Interpretation and the Interpretation of Importance.- 5 Validating the Dimensional Structure of Psychological Spaces: Applications to Personality and Emotions.- 6 The Disparity Between Willingness-to-Pay Versus Willingness-to-Accept as a Framing Effect.- 7 Rapid Aimed Movements and the Speed-Accuracy Trade Off: Optimal Strategies.

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