Louis E. Narens

Professor, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

Phone: (949) 824-5360, 6336
Email: lnarens@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Measurement, logic, metacognition
Research Abstract
Measurement is the link between empirical reality and mathematics. In psychology and social sciences it often takes a markedly different form than in the physical sciences, and much of my current research has focused on exactly specifying what this different form may be. I also do research in a totally unrelated area--metacognition--which is the study of how complex information processors use information about their own processing to draw inferences about the nature of what is being processed. In this area, I have concentrated on metacognition involving memory systems, including such topics as "feeling-of-knowing," metamemory, and self-directed learning.
Measurement Scales on the Continuum. Science, 1987, 236, 1527-1532 (with R.D. Luce).
Measurement: The theory of numerical assignments. Psychological Bulletin, 1986, 99, 166-180 (with R.D. Luce).
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