PSYCH 721 - Mathematical Psychology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2005
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This graduate seminar will examine several mathematical techniques in modeling psychological processes. Topics to be covered will include:

  1. Theory of measurement (scale type, extensive/conjoint structure, multidimensional scaling);
  2. Signal detection theory (detectability, bias, ROC analysis, parametric and non-parametric indices);
  3. Social choice and voting theories (ranking, Borda score, Condorcet winner, Arrow's impossibility theorem);
  4. Game theory (matrix game, Nash equilibrium, bounded rationality, theory-of-mind);
  5. Response time theory (counter model, diffusion/random walk model, distributional analysis).

Evaluation will be based on an in-class exam, homework, and a project.

PSYCH 721 - Mathematical Psychology
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001 (LEC)
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets with Psych 448-001.
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