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Re: A New book from Cambridge U. Press: The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology

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Professor Ron Sun <[log in to unmask]>

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Professor Ron Sun <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 2 Jul 2008 19:11:25 -0400

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Thanks, Steve.

here is a book on that topic (that is, integration between models  
focused on inter-agent interactions and models focused on intra-agent  
dynamics):

R. Sun,  Cognition and Multi-Agent Interaction: From Cognitive  
Mdoeling to Social Simulation. Cambridge University Press, New York.  
2006.

see    http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp? 
isbn=0521839645

cheers,
--- ron

On Jul 1, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Steve Peck wrote:

> wonderful looking book, thanks for pulling it together
>
> I have a question for the group:
> Why does there seem to be such a lack of integration between
>  models focused on inter-agent interactions
>  and models focused on intra-agent dynamics?
>
> Thanks,
> Steve
>
> Professor Ron Sun wrote:
>> The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology
>>
>> edited by Ron Sun
>>
>> published by Cambridge U. Press
>>
>> see:  http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp? 
>> isbn=9780521857413
>>
>> This book is a definitive reference source for the growing,  
>> increasingly more important, and interdisciplinary field of  
>> computational cognitive modeling, that is, computational  
>> psychology. It combines breadth of coverage with definitive  
>> statements by leading scientists in this field. Research in  
>> computational cognitive modeling (or, simply, computational  
>> psychology) explores the essence of cognition and various  
>> cognitive functionalities through developing detailed, process- 
>> based understanding by specifying computational mechanisms,  
>> structures, and processes. Given the complexity of the human mind  
>> and its manifestation in behavioral flexibility, process-based  
>> computational models may be necessary to explicate and elucidate  
>> the intricate details of the mind. The key to understanding  
>> cognitive processes is often in fine details. Computational models  
>> provide algorithmic specificity: detailed, exactly specified, and  
>> carefully thought-out steps, arranged in precise yet flexible  
>> sequences. These models provide both conceptual clarity and  
>> precision at the same time. This book substantiates this approach  
>> through overviews and many examples.
>>
>> Table of Contents
>> ------------------------------------------
>> Part 1: Introduction
>>
>> Chapter 1. Introduction to Computational Cognitive Modeling.
>> Ron Sun
>>
>>
>> Part 2:  Cognitive Modeling Paradigms
>>
>> Chapter 2.  Connectionist Models of Cognition.
>> Michael Thomas and James McClelland
>>
>> Chapter 3. Bayesian Models of Cognition.
>> Thomas Griffiths, Charles Kemp, and Joshua Tenenbaum
>>
>> Chapter 4. Dynamical Systems Approaches to Cognition.
>> Gregor Schoener
>>
>> Chapter 5. Declarative/Logic-Based Computational Cognitive Modeling.
>> Selmer Bringsjord
>>
>> Chapter 6. Constraints in Cognitive Architectures.
>> Niels Taatgen and John Anderson
>>
>>
>> Part 3: Computational Modeling of Various Cognitive Functionalities
>> and Domains
>>
>> Chapter 7. Computational Models of Episodic Memory.
>> Kenneth Norman, Greg Detre, and Sean Polyn
>>
>> Chapter 8. Computational Models of Semantic Memory.
>> Timothy Rogers
>>
>> Chapter 9. Models of Categorization.
>> John Kruschke
>>
>> Chapter 10.  Micro-Process Models of Decision Making.
>> Jerome Busemeyer and Joseph Johnson
>>
>> Chapter 11. Models of Inductive Reasoning.
>> Evan Heit
>>
>> Chapter 12.  Mental Logic, Mental Models, and Simulations of Human
>> Deductive Reasoning.
>> Philip Johnson-Laird and Yingrui Yang
>>
>> Chapter 13. Computational Models of Skill Acquisition.
>> Stellan Ohlsson
>>
>> Chapter 14. Computational Models of Implicit Learning.
>> Axel Cleeremans and Zoltan Dienes
>>
>> Chapter 15. Computational Models of Attention and Cognitive Control.
>> Nicola De Pisapia, Grega Repovs, Todd Braver
>>
>> Chapter 16.  Computational Models of Developmental Psychology.
>> Thomas Shultz and Sylvain Sirois
>>
>> Chapter 17. Computational Models of Psycholinguistics.
>> Nick Chater and Morten Christiansen
>>
>> Chapter 18.  Computational Models in Personality and Social
>> Psychology.
>> Stephen Read and Brian Monroe
>>
>> Chapter 19. Cognitive Social Simulation.
>> Ron Sun
>>
>> Chapter 20.  Models of Scientific Explanation.
>> Paul Thagard and Abninder Litt
>>
>> Chapter 21. Cognitive Modeling for Cognitive Engineering.
>> Wayne Gray
>>
>> Chapter 22. Models of Animal Learning and Their Relations to
>> Human Learning.
>> Francisco Lopez and David Shanks
>>
>> Chapter 23. Computational Modeling of Visual Information Processing.
>> Pawan Sinha and Benjamin Balas
>>
>> Chapter 24. Models of Motor Control.
>> Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi and Sara Solla
>>
>>
>> Part 4: Concluding Remarks
>>
>> Chapter 25.  An Evaluation of Computational Modeling in Cognitive
>> Science.
>> Margaret Boden
>>
>> Chapter 26.  Putting the Pieces Together Again.
>> Aaron Sloman
>>
>> -----------------------------------------------------
>>
>> To order, go to:
>> http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521857413
>> or
>> http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Handbook-Computational-Psychology/ 
>> dp/0521674107/ref=ed_oe_p
>>
>> ========================================================
>> Professor Ron Sun
>> Cognitive Science Department
>> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
>> 110 Eighth Street, Carnegie 302A
>> Troy, NY 12180, USA
>>
>> phone: 518-276-3409
>> fax:   518-276-3017
>> email: [log in to unmask]
>> web:   http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun
>> =======================================================
>>
>>
>>
>
> -- 
> Stephen C. Peck
> Research Investigator
> Achievement Research Lab
> Research Center for Group Dynamics
> Institute for Social Research
> University of Michigan
> 426 Thompson Street, # 5136
> Ann Arbor, MI  48106-1248
> (734) 647-3683; fax (734) 936-7370
> http://www.rcgd.isr.umich.edu/garp/
> [log in to unmask]
>

========================================================
Professor Ron Sun
Cognitive Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street, Carnegie 302A
Troy, NY 12180, USA

phone: 518-276-3409
fax:   518-276-3017
email: [log in to unmask]
web:   http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun
=======================================================

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