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Colloquium: Speaker Dr JEFF VANCOUVER (Ohio University): Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models

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Psychology is seeking a comprehensive, integrative approach to understanding motivated human behavior; that is, one that covers action, thinking, feeling, and learning. Preferably that approach would be formal (e.g., mathematical). In this presentation several computational models, all based on a simple information processing structure called the self-regulatory agent, are presented to account for various well-known (e.g., the goal gradient effect [Hull, 1934]) and not so well-known phenomena (e.g., the discontinuous, nonmonotonic expectancy model [Vancouver, More, & Yoder, 2008]; the discrepancy-reversal effect [Schmidt & DeShon, 2007]) in the action and thinking domains. Extensions to learning and feeling are also described.
Speaker(s) Dr Jeff Vancouver (Ohio University)
Location Myers Street Lecture Theatre (2nd Floor) Myers Street Building
Contact W/Professor Stephan Lewandowsky <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:00
End Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:30
Submitted by Dianne Bettis <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:53
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