Response Times: Their Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization by R. Duncan Luce, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Response Times: Their Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization

Response Times: Their Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization

by R. Duncan Luce
     
 

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Written by a distinguished psychologist, this book is an integrated treatment of the mathematical theory of human response times. Professor Luce provides a comprehensive, well-balanced, and clear review of the experimental data and puts forth the relevance of the hazard function, a novel and important approach he and his colleagues have developed. Since

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Written by a distinguished psychologist, this book is an integrated treatment of the mathematical theory of human response times. Professor Luce provides a comprehensive, well-balanced, and clear review of the experimental data and puts forth the relevance of the hazard function, a novel and important approach he and his colleagues have developed. Since measurements of response times are widely used by experimental psychologists as one approach to distinguishing among theories of intellectual functioning, the conceptual arguments Professor Luce brings to bear on mathematical models of response time are of great relevance to mathematical and experimental psychologists.

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"An extensive and well-presented account...Will certainly remain the basic reference for years to come...The book will be useful to many, whether or not they are theoretically inclined, and will be mandatory reading for anyone dealing with behavioral response times."—Science

"Fascinating and essential reading....This book has great richness to offer: to the cognitive scientist, using artificial intelligence and computational techniques as the main vehicle for modelling cognitive and perceptual processes; to the researcher, wishing only to use response times as a well-honed tool; as well as to the committed traditional mathematical psychologist....An important book which many psychologists will find both intriguing and useful. Every academic library should own it."—British Journal of Psychology

"This is an important book for those who study response times or use them as tools. What about those who find mathematics indigestible? The fact is that there are not many clearer expositions of response times, with or without mathematics. In many cases, the author's presentation of work is clearer than the original literature....This book has something for everyone who is seriously interested in response times: a history, a handbook, and a glimpse of our future science." —Contemporary Psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195070019
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/23/1991
Series:
Oxford Psychology Series, #8
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.43(d)

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Harvard University

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