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Abelson, Robert P.

Works: 54 works in 228 publications in 4 languages and 8,314 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Compiler, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: BF311, 153.4
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Most widely held works by Robert P Abelson
Scripts, plans, goals, and understanding : an inquiry into human knowledge structures by Roger C Schank( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candidates, issues, and strategies; a computer simulation of the 1960 presidential election by Ithiel de Sola Pool( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and Danish and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of cognitive consistency; a sourcebook( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistics as principled argument by Robert P Abelson( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one's research. Unlike many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating real-life (and real-research) examples rather than with recipes for analysis. It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike. The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC (magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility) are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. The ideas throughout the book revolve around elementary probability theory, t tests, and simple issues of research design. It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Many examples are included to explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena
The psychology of control by Ellen J Langer( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge structures by James A Galambos( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Experiments with people : revelations from social psychology by Robert P Abelson( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is ideal as a main or supplementary test for seminars and courses in social psychology, but could equally serve as a supplementary text for courses in introductory psychology of research design. Written in a lively and conversational style, Experiments With People should also appeal to anyone wishing to learn more about social issues and dynamics, or keen to gain greater insight into themselves or others."--Jacket
Knowledge and memory : the real story( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beliefs, reasoning, and decision making : psycho-logic in honor of Bob Abelson by Robert P Abelson( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not unusual for a festschrift to include offerings from several areas of study, but it is highly unusual for those areas to cross disciplinary lines. This book, in doing just that, is a testimony to Bob Abelson's impact on the disciplines of social psychology, artificial intelligence and cognitive science, and the applied areas of political psychology and decision-making. The contributors demonstrate that their association with Abelson, whether as students or colleagues, has resulted in an impressive intellectual cross-fertilization
Mathematics for psychologists : examples and problems by Robert R Bush( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the serious difficulties in teaching mathematics to social scientists is the lack of illustrative material from the substantive areas of social science. When a student or mature scholar in one of the social sciences systematically studies mathematics, it is almost always because he has felt a need for such knowledge in his own work. He is rarely interested in mathematics for its own sake; he is interested in social science applications. Furthermore, as in learning any language, the translation of words, concepts, and symbols into familiar terms is a useful pedagogic device. For these reasons, illustrative material with social science content or implications is an important part of mathematics courses for social scientists. But such material has not been available in appropriate form to teachers of such courses. Recognizing the need for illustrative material, the Committee on Mathematical Training of Social Scientists of the Social Science Research Council developed a rather extensive program for collecting this material. .As part of this program, the committee requested Robert R. Bush to organize a small project in the summer of 1954 to prepare illustrations of ways in which mathematics has been used in psychology. The present report is the result of that project. After considerable thought and discussion, the persons involved in this project decided that the greatest need was for short examples and problems rather than for lengthy expositions of mathematical models and theories. It was further decided to prepare illustrations that would supplement standard mathematical textbooks, but that would not replace any of their content. Thus, examples and problems were prepared as if this were the first step in rewriting mathematical texts for courses given to psychologists. It was considered both desirable and efficient to use specific texts as guides so that each example and problem could refer to a particular chapter and section. The mathematics texts used as guides were among those chosen for use in the 1955 Summer Institutes in Mathematics for Social Scientists, sponsored by the committee. These texts were selected by the staff of the similar institute held in 1953 (W. G. Madow, director, Robert R. Bush, Howard Raiffa, and Robert M. Thrall) to include the study of calculus, mathematical foundations, matrix algebra, and probability theory. Only portions of each volume were to be covered in the 1955 Summer Institutes, and the bulk of the illustrations prepared refer to those portions. Actually, no attempt was made to find psychological illustrations for all the sections of the several texts; only a fairly evenly distributed sample was considered feasible. Likewise, no attempt was made to make an exhaustive search of the psychological literature. A selection was made according to several criteria of usefulness for the purpose at hand; trivial uses of mathematics were ignored, and lengthy sophisticated mathematical papers were seldom used because of the difficulties in presenting brief adaptations. Three main areas of psychology are emphasized in the problems prepared, because these areas involve the greatest use of mathematics at the present time: (1) testing and measurement, (2) psychophysics and!physiological psychology, and (3) learning. However, a few examples and problems refer to research on small groups, sociometry, and related areas of social psychology"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Canvassing for peace; a manual for volunteers by Robert P Abelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognition and social behavior by John S Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The study and eventual control of juvenile delinquency through computer simulation by Robert P Abelson( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to mathematical psychology by Norman Frederiksen( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectral analysis and the study of individual differences in the performance of routine, repetitive tasks; a technical report by Robert P Abelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deviations made in jabbing a stylus at target lines were measured from a reference line in serial order, and a spectral analysis was made of the results. Spectral analysis decomposes the total oscillation of a time- series into oscillations of varying rates and specifies the relative contribution of each component of oscillation. Thirty-three subjects were tested on 5 task variations, and 15 were retested after a month. Reliable individual differences occurred in 3 measures: the proportion of low-frequency components in the spectrum, variance of the observations, and speed; only the first measure depended on spectral analysis. The 3 measures were related to general personality characteristics by the inductive association of factors
Mente, linguaggio, apprendimento : l'apporto delle scienze cognitive all'educazione( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive science series( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality and persuasibility by Carl Iver Hovland( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes, conflict, and social change; [papers] by Bert T King( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attitudes, Conflict, and Social Change is based on a symposium on attitudes, social change, and intergroup conflict conducted on the University of Maryland campus. The book focuses on the following interrelated topics and issues: (1) The concepts of ""attitude"" and ""attitude change"" as they are used in psychological, sociological, and political science research. (2) How people change their attitudes and behavior in response to technological change and broad social currents as well as to specific persuasive communications delivered via the mass media or within an organization or a small grou
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Scripts, plans, goals, and understanding : an inquiry into human knowledge structures
Alternative Names
Abelson , Bob

Abelson, Robert Paul.

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