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The Mathematics of Behavior (Hardback)
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The Mathematics of Behavior (Hardback)

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Hardback 356 Pages / Published: 30/10/2006
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Mathematical thinking provides a clear, crisp way of defining problems. Our whole technology is based on it. What is less appreciated is that mathematical thinking can also be applied to problems in the social and behavioral sciences. This book illustrates how mathematics can be used to understand human and animal behavior, using examples in psychology, sociology, economics, ecology, and even marriage counseling.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521850124
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 23 mm


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'Traditionally, texts on mathematical modeling rarely select topics from social sciences, and this interesting book is a welcome addition to existing literature. It appeals to students and researchers in social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, as well as to anyone curious enough to patiently go through clearly explained and not very difficult mathematical passages in order to understand the chemistry of marital interactions, residential segregation and genocide, intelligence theories or approaches to learning. Believe me; your efforts will be generously rewarded!' Zentralblatt MATH
'A great book for anyone looking for an introduction to mathematical modelling within the social sciences.' Psychometrika
"In summary, this book represents an interesting, if mathematically daunting, show of force strongly suggesting the pursuit of formal mathematical thinking in behavioral science research and inclusion of expanded mathematical requirements and skill acquisition for behavioral science students. The book would serve well as a senior undergraduate text or introductory graduate text for courses in mathematics in psychology. I would also recommend it to all behavioral scientists, regardless of their math proficiency levels. It will serve as a pleasant intellectual walk through a park for the former and a healthy jog through the forest for the latter" - David Nussbaum, PsycCritiques
"A fairly comprehensive survey of experimental psychology... A good introduction to a contentious subject at an appropriate level. A good survey of much of experimental psychology. It is also of interest to anyone pursuing the mathematics of psychology and to a lesser extent political science." James M. Cargal, Troy University for The UMAP Journal

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