This volume provides an up-to-date picture of the current status of theoretical and empirical developments in the application of fuzzy sets in psychology. Fuzzy set theory could benefit researchers in at least two ways: first, as a metaphor or model for ordinary thought, and secondly, as an aid to data analysis and theory construction. One can find examples for both kinds in the volume, which will be of interest both to the advanced student in the field as well as to anyone possessing a basic scientific background.

Table of Contents

Possibility Theory, Fuzzy Logic, and Psychological Explanation (M. Smithson). Quantifiers as Fuzzy Concepts (S.E. Newstead). A Common Framework for Colloquial Quantifiers and Probability Terms (A.C. Zimmer). An Empirical Study of the Integration of Linguistic Probabilities (R. Zwick, D.V. Budescu, T.S. Wallsten). A Fuzzy Propositional Account of Contextual Effects on Word Recognition (J. Rueckl). M-Fuzziness in Brain/Mind Modeling (G. Fuhrmann). The Weighted Fuzzy Expected Value as an Activation Function for the Parallel Distributed Processing Models (D. Kuncicky, A. Kandel). Fuzzy Logic with Linguistic Quantifiers: A Tool for Better Modeling of Human Evidence Aggregation processes? (J. Kacprzyk). Origins, Structure, and Function of Fuzzy Belief (G. Greco, A.F. Rocha). Acquisition of Membership Functions in Mental Workload Experiments (I.B. Turksen, N. Moray, E. Krushelnycky). A Fuzzy Set Model of Learning Disability: Identification from Clinical Data (J.M. Horvath). Towards a Fuzzy Theory of Behaviour Management (V.B. Cervin, J.C. Cervin). Practical Applications and Psychometric Evaluation of a Computerized Fuzzy Graphic Rating (B. Hesketh et al.). Indexes.


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