Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making and Learning in Complex Worlds

Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making and Learning in Complex Worlds

By: Magda Osman (author)Hardback

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Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making and Learning in Complex Worlds reviews and discusses the most current research relating to the ways we can control the uncertain world around us. * Features reviews and discussions of the most current research in a number of fields relevant to controlling uncertainty, such as psychology, neuroscience, computer science and engineering * Presents a new framework that is designed to integrate a variety of disparate fields of research * Represents the first book of its kind to provide a general overview of work related to understanding control

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About Author

Magda Osman is a Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology in Queen Mary University of London. She has published in a wide range of journals on topics ranging from problem solving in abstract, social, and applied settings; motor learning; conscious and unconscious reasoning and decision making; and the cognitive basis of deception.

Contents

Preface: The Master Puppeteer. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Causation and Agency. 3. Control Systems Engineering. 4. Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 5. Human Factors (HCI, Ergonomics and Cognitive Engineering). 6. Social Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Management. 7. Cognitive Psychology. 8. Neuroscience. 9. Synthesis. 10. Epilogue: The Master Puppeteer. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405199469
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781405199469
  • weight: 652
  • ISBN10: 1405199466

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