Mathematics of Human Behavior and Its Cognitive Bases

Introduction to mathematical modeling of human behavior and its cognitive bases. Introduction to the course; probability theory in sociology and psychology; from physics to perception; when systems evolve over time; nonlinear and chaotic systems; defining rationality; how to evaluate evidence; multidimensional scaling; mathematical models and psychological tests; cognition; connectionism; fuzzy logic in behavioral sciences.



Basic Information

45 hours


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  • Smithson M. Fuzzy Set Analysis for Behavioral and Social Sciences. New York. Springer Verlag.
  • Massad, E. et al. Fuzzy Logic in Action: Applications in Epidemiology and Beyond. Springer Verlag, 2008.


  • Belohlavek R & Klir GJ. Concepts and Fuzzy Logic. Cambridge Massachusets. MIT Press, 2011.
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  • Van Montfort K, Oud JHL, Voelkle MC (eds). Continuous time modeling in the behavioral and related sciences. New York. Springer Verlag 2018.