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by Earl Hunt

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.
Download The Mathematics of Behavior epub
ISBN: 0521850126
ISBN13: 978-0521850124
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: Earl Hunt
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2006)
Pages: 356 pages
ePUB size: 1545 kb
FB2 size: 1286 kb
Rating: 4.7
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This book covers a great many topics in experimental and mathematical psychology. Knowledge of calculus is essential to reading this for mathematical maturity and there is a great deal of probability and statistics, and though he explains much of this well, the reader is going to need knowledge of these areas to appreciate the book. I would summarize that the book is a very good survey of much of experimental psychology and a must-read for anyone thinking of graduate work in this area. However, though there is a fair amount of game theory in the book, there are a lot of topics outside of game theory that are covered (and some topics in game theory for psychology that are not covered). That is, the reviewer who said that this is just about game theory is quite wrong.