Mathematical Psychology

Current Developments

  • Jean-Paul Doignon
  • Jean-Claude Falmagne

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Measurement Theory

  3. Probabilistic Choice and Decision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Geoffrey J. Iverson
      Pages 135-155
    3. Thorn Bezembinder
      Pages 157-180
    4. Hermann Rodenhausen
      Pages 203-210
    5. Jean-Paul Doignon, Jean-Claude Falmagne
      Pages 211-218
  4. Knowledge Representation and Psychometrics

  5. Information Processing and Cognitive Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. David M. Riefer, William H. Batchelder
      Pages 313-335
    3. F. Gregory Ashby, W. Todd Maddox
      Pages 389-413
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-453

About this book


Sometime in the late sixties, one of the editors of this volume realized that the mathematica psychologists in Europe-an odd lot mostly concentrated in Germany, the Netherlands, France, England and Belgium-were suffering from an acute sense of isolation. The papers that they presented at meetings of their national or regional societies had to be 'sanitized' to the point of misrepresentation. They were misunderstood. The mood was grim, depression was lurking. He decided that urgent action was required: a European gathering of mathematical psychologists was called in April 1971. Not being foolhardy, however, he took the precaution of choosing Paris as the meeting place. Around thirty mathematical psychologists received an invitation. They all came, justifying at least Paris's reputation. The meeting took place at the 'Maison des Belges' of the Cite Universitaire, Boulevard Jourdan, in front of the Parc Montsouris. As far as everyone remembers, the meeting was a full success. A happy birth had taken place. This editor then irresponsibly accepted a position in a university in the US, leaving an infant to the whims of the passers-by. Fortunately, a godfather came along. The next meeting took place in Nijmegen, in November 1971, under the loving care of Eddy Roskam. A tradition was established. The third meeting was in Oxford (1972); then in Marseilles (1973), Regensburg (1974), Stirling (1975), Stockholm (1976) . . . The infant became a toddler, then a vigorous child. This annual meeting is now an important event in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Doignon
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Falmagne
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de mathématique, c.p. 216Université libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Irvine Research Unit in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences Social Science TowerUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97665-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9728-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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