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R. Duncan Luce (1109)

Evaluation and measurement, experimental
1925, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Short Biography
Robert Duncan Luce (May 16, 1925 – August 11, 2012) was a renowned mathematician and social scientist, and one of the most preeminent figures in the field of mathematical psychology. At the end of his life, he held the position of Distinguished Research ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BS MIT, 1945
  • PhD MIT, 1950
Appointments & Honors
  • Victor S. Thomas Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University
  • Member, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1963-
  • Member, AAA&S, 1966-
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, 1970
  • Member, NAS, 1972-
  • Hon. MS, Harvard University, 1976
  • President, Psychometric Society, 1976-7
  • President, Society for Mathematical Psychology, 1979
  • Chairman, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NRC, 1978-9
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 1964-
Principal Publications
  • 1957 Games and Decisions. Wiley (with H. Raiffa).
  • 1959 Individual Choice Behavior. Wiley (ed. with R. R. Bush and E. Galanter).
  • 1959 On the possible psychophysical laws. Psychological Review, 66, 81-95.
  • 1963 Handbook of Mathematical Psychology, vols I, 2 and 3. Wiley (with D. H. Krantz, P. S. Suppes and A. Tversky).
  • 1971 Foundations of Measurement. Academic Press.
  • 1972 A neural timing theory for response times and the psychophysics of intensity. Psychological Review, 79, 14-57 (with D. M. Green).
  • 1973 Speed-accuracy tradeoff in auditory detection. In S. Kornblum (ed.), Attention and Performance, vol. 4. Academic Press (with D. M. Green).
  • 1976 Attention bands in absolute identification. Perception and Psychophysics, 20, 49-54 (with D. M. Green and D. L. Weber).
  • 1976 The algebra of measurement. Journal of Pure and AppliedAlgebra, 8, 197-233 (withL. Narens).
  • 1977 Sequential effects in judgements of loudness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 3, 92-104 (with W. Jesteadt and D. M. Green).
  • 1978 Dimensionally invariant laws correspond to meaningful qualitative relations. Philosophy of Science, 45, 1-16.
  • 1982 Evidence from auditory simple reaction times for change and level detectors. Perception and Psychophysics, 32, 117-33 (with S. L. Burbeck).
  • 1985 Classification of concatenation structures according to scale type. Journal of Mathematica/ Psychology, 29 1-72 (with L. Narens).
  • 1986 Response Times. Oxford University Press.
  • 1988 The Behavioral and Social Sciences: Achievements and Opportunities. National Academy Press (with D. Gerstein, N. J. Smelser and S. Sperlich).
  • 1989 Foundations of Measurement, vol. 11. Academic Press (vol. III, 1990) (with D. H. Krantx, P. Suppes and A. Tverskey).
  • 1993 Sound and Hearing. Erlbaum.