Developments in mathematical psychology; information, learning, and tracking. A study of the Behavioral Models Project, Bureau of Applied Social Research, Columbia University. With contributions by R. Duncan Luce, Robert R. Bush [and] J.C.R. Licklider.

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Subjects 
Comportement humain  Modèles mathématiques.
Human behavior  Mathematical models. Mathematische psychologie. 
Description 
294 pages illustrations 26 cm

Copyright Date 
[1960]

Notes 
Includes bibliographical references.

Contents 
I. The theory of selective information and some of its behavioral applications / R. Duncan Luce : Section I. The discrete theory : 1. Introduction  2. General concepts : Communication systems ; Noiseless systems ; The bit  a unit of information transmitted  3. The discrete noiseless system : Channel capacity ; A special case of channel capacity ; The discrete source ; A measure of information transmitted for independent selections ; Properties of H ; Nonindependent selections ; The fundamental theorem of a noiseless system  4. The discrete noisy system : Equivocation and channel capacity ; Theorems ; Channel capacity of a noisy system: independent selections  5. Some aspects of discrete theory related to applications : Inverse probabilities, Bayes theorem, Contingency tables ; Multivariate theory ; Statistical tests and estimations of entropy  Section II. Applications of behavioral problems : 6. Introduction  7. The entropy of printed and spoken language : Ngrams of printed English ; Ngrams of spoken language ; Estimates based on partial deletion of messages ; Shannon's upper and lower bounds ; The coefficient of constraint ; Distribution of words to estimate letter entropy ; The role of redundancy  8. Distribution of words in a language  9. The capacity of the human being and rates of information transfer : Upper bounds ; Lower bounds: maximum observed rates of information transfer ; Other observed rates of information transfer  10. Reaction time and information transfer  11. Visual threshold and word frequencies  12. The information transmitted in absolute judgments  13. Sequential dependencies and immediate recall, operant conditioning, intelligibility, and perception : Immediate recall ; Operant conditioning ; Intelligibility ; Perception of statistical dependencies  14. Immediate recall of sets of independent selections  15. Concept formation  16. Paired associates learning
II. A survey of mathematical learning theory / Robert R. Bush : 1. Historical introduction  2. Acquisition : Reward training ; Partial reinforcement ; Rote learning ; Avoidance training ; Time and rate problems  3. Experimental extinction  4. Generalization : Stimulus generalization ; Response generalization  5. Discrimination : Single stimulus situation ; Two stimulus situations ; Concept attainment  6. Motivation : Primary drives ; Secondary drives (typology and determinants) ; Secondary drives (creation and maintenance) ; Motivational vs. Behavioral variables  7. Punishment : Escape and avoidance experiments ; Recovery from punishment ; Displacement ; 8. Interaction processes  9. Other problems III. Quasilinear operator models in the study of manual tracking / J.C.R. Licklider : 1. Introduction  2. Manual tracking : Compensatory and pursuit tracking ; Compensatory systems  3. Quasilinear models : Linearity ; Quasilinearity  4. Timedomain and frequencydomain representations : Differential equations ; Waveforms, impulse responses, and convolution integrals ; Spectra and frequencyresponse characteristics ; Laplace transforms and transfer functions ; Correlation functions and power spectra  5. Timedomain analysis with step waveforms : Phillips' analysis of aided tracking ; Vince's experiment ; Repetition of Vince's experiment ; Possible resolution of difference between Vince's and Ellson's results ; Variation in size of response ensemble as a possible explanation for the psychological refractory phase opening the loop ; The step response as a characteristic of the human operator  6. Frequency analysis with sinusoidal test signals : Ellson and Gray's experiment ; Noble, Fitts, and Warren's experiment ; Sinusoidal and step tests in relation to quasilinearity ; Walston and Warren's study  7. Frequency analysis with signals consisting of superposed sinusoids : Synthetic target signals ; Tustin's experiments ; Raggazini's experiment ; Russell's experiments  8. Frequency analysis with random test signals : Krendel's experiments ; Walston and warren's tests with noise ; Elkind's first experiment ; Elkind's second experiment  9. The role of vision in tracking : Linearization of visual space ; Noise in visual perception ; Intermittency in the visual process ; Visual time lag and delay  10. The role of the motor system in tracking  11. The central process in tracking  12. Discontinuous and nonlinear functioning of the human operator : Intermittency ; North's approach through finitedifference equations  13. Conditional servo models : Conditional model for pursuit tracking ; Conditional model for compensatory tracking  14. Possibilities  15. Summary. 
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(OCoLC)ocm00189996 
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