Recent Research in Psychology

Mathematical Psychology

Current Developments

Editors: Doignon, Jean-Paul, Falmagne, Jean-Claude (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Ordinal Independence and Functional Equations in the Theory of Psychological Difference

    Miyamoto, John M.

    Pages 3-33

  • The Principle of Invariance with Special Reference to Perception

    Suppes, Patrick

    Pages 35-53

  • Scalar Invariance in Opponent Colour Theory and the ‘Discounting the Background’ Principle

    Mausfeld, Rainer (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

  • Additive Representations of Preferences, A New Foundation of Decision Analysis; The Algebraic Approach

    Wakker, Peter

    Pages 71-87

  • Bisector Spaces: Geometry for Triadic Data

    Falmagne, Jean-Claude (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Psychology
Book Subtitle
Current Developments
Editors
  • Jean-Paul Doignon
  • Jean-Claude Falmagne
Series Title
Recent Research in Psychology
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9728-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9728-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-97665-5
Series ISSN
1431-7532
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 453
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics