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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The Society journal is the Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

Executive Committee Members:

New Society President and Vice-President: Mark Steyvers (University of California at Irvine) remains President and Amy Criss (Syracuse University) is our new Vice-President!

Appointed Members: Jun Zhang (Federation representative), Hans Colonius (European Mathematical Society representative), Richard Golden (Secretary-Treasurer), and JMP Editor-In-Chief Jay Myung (Ohio State University).

Elected Members: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam), Scott Brown (University of Newcastle), and Pernille Hemmer (Rutgers University)

47th Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (July 18 - 21)

The conference will take place in Quebec City, Canada, from the early afternoon of Friday July 18th to the evening of Monday July 21st. To submit papers and register for the conference, please visit the official conference website at: Invited Speakers include Richard Sutton ( whose research interests include temporal reinforcement learning and Wolf Vanpaemel ( whose research interests include cognitive psychometrics. Please view the conference website for information and other co-located conferences including the Cognitive Science Society Conference (July 23-July 26).

The Professional Development Symposium hosted by the Women of Mathematical Psychology will be held at the hotel during the day on July 18th, 2014. All members of the society are encouraged to attend!

Congratulations to Wolf Vanpaemel who was awarded the 2013 William K. Estes Early Career Award! Wolf will give a plenary talk at this year’s SMP meeting. Wolf’s research interests lie in the areas of: Bayesian statistics, cognitive modeling, and cognitive psychometrics. Please submit an email nomination for the William K. Estes Early Career Award for 2014 using the enclosed application form.

Congratulations to Jeffrey N. Rouder, Richard D. Morey, Paul L. Speckman, and Jordan M. Province for the 2013 Journal of Mathematical Psychology R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award entitled “Default Bayes factors for ANOVA designs.” published in the J. of Mathematical Psychology, 56, 356-374. Please submit your suggested nominations for the 2014 JMP Outstanding Paper Award via email to Richard Golden ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) before April 1, 2014!

The 2014 European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG 2014)

will be held at the University of Tübingen, Germany, from Wednesday, July 30, 2014 until Friday, August 01, 2014. It is organized by Jürgen Heller and Rolf Ulrich. All contributions related to mathematical psychology are welcome. Check out:

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