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R. Duncan Luce

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Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

B.S., Mass. Inst. Technology, Aeronautical Engineering

Ph.D.,, Mass. Inst. Technology

Phone: (949) 824-6239
Fax: (949) 824-3733
Email: rdluce@uci

University of California, Irvine
2133 Social Sciences Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Axiomatic measurement, decision theory, psychophysics, response times
Academic Distinctions
Amer. Acad. Arts & Sciences; Nat. Acad. Sci; Amer. Philo. Soc.; Amer. Psych. Assoc. Distinguished Scientific Contriubtions Award; Amer. Psych. Foundation Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Scientific Psychology; UCI Medal; Frank P. Ramsey Medal of the Decision Analysis Society.
Research Abstract
Current work is, first, on axiomatizations of preferences among riskless and risky alternatives. The work is both theoretical (axiomatic) and empirical. Unlike the classical models, non-linearities play an important role and account for a number of the empirical anomalies. Second, a number of papers, published and unpublished, are devoted to issues having to do with subjective intensity, such as loudness and brightness.
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National Science Foundation: SES-0136431
Professional Societies
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society for Mathematical Psychology
Amer. Math. Soc.
Society for Judgment and Decision Makin
Amer. Psychological Assoc.
Amer. Psychological Soc.
Psychonomic Society
Psychometric Society
Research Center
Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
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