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Computational Modeling of Cognition and Behavior (Paperback)
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Computational Modeling of Cognition and Behavior (Paperback)

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Paperback 482 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
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Computational modeling is now ubiquitous in psychology, and researchers who are not modelers may find it increasingly difficult to follow the theoretical developments in their field. This book presents an integrated framework for the development and application of models in psychology and related disciplines. Researchers and students are given the knowledge and tools to interpret models published in their area, as well as to develop, fit, and test their own models. Both the development of models and key features of any model are covered, as are the applications of models in a variety of domains across the behavioural sciences. A number of chapters are devoted to fitting models using maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation, including fitting hierarchical and mixture models. Model comparison is described as a core philosophy of scientific inference, and the use of models to understand theories and advance scientific discourse is explained.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107525610
Number of pages: 482
Weight: 970 g
Dimensions: 246 x 173 x 23 mm


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'I shudder to think about the time I could have saved had this book been available earlier. This educational masterpiece presents classic insights, modern methods, concrete examples, and expert advice; it should be required reading for anybody who seeks to understand human cognition and behavior.' Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Universiteit van Amsterdam
'This timely book is a must-read for every aspiring student of cognitive modeling. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the conceptual and practical foundations of computational cognition, for the beginner and the experienced reader alike. The art of applying all major modeling frameworks, including Bayesian, frequentist, and neural networks, is explained in a most lucid and accessible manner.' Jay Myung, Ohio State University
'An extraordinary achievement: the authors guide the reader from simple ideas about the nature of science to detailed, but lucidly explained, computer models of human behaviour. Associated statistical methods are comprehensively discussed. A pleasure to read.' Philip T. Smith, University of Reading
'Farrell and Lewandowsky have succeeded in their ambition of spanning introductory to cutting-edge material. This book, and a willingness to dive in and learn by doing the exercises provided, is all that undergraduate and graduate students, and even established researchers, need to become a cognitive modeller.' Andrew Heathcote, University of Tasmania, Australia
`I shudder to think about the time I could have saved had this book been available earlier. This educational masterpiece presents classic insights, modern methods, concrete examples, and expert advice; it should be required reading for anybody who seeks to understand human cognition and behavior.' Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Psychological Methods, University of Amsterdam
`This timely book is a must-read for every aspiring student of cognitive modeling. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the conceptual and practical foundations of computational cognition, for the beginner and the experienced reader alike. The art of applying all major modeling frameworks, including Bayesian, frequentist, and neural networks, is explained in a most lucid and accessible manner.' Jay Myung, Ohio State University
`An extraordinary achievement: the authors guide the reader from simple ideas about the nature of science to detailed, but lucidly explained, computer models of human behaviour. Associated statistical methods are comprehensively discussed. A pleasure to read.' Philip T. Smith, University of Reading
'Farrell and Lewandowsky have succeeded in their ambition of spanning introductory to cutting-edge material. This book, and a willingness to dive in and learn by doing the exercises provided, is all that undergraduate and graduate students, and even established researchers, need to become a cognitive modeller.' Andrew Heathcote, University of Tasmania, Australia

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