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Call for Papers, Posters, and Special Sessions

Thirty-second Annual Meeting of the
Society for Mathematical Psychology

29 July to 1 August, 1999
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

EXTENDED Deadline for Submissions: 15 May, 1999


The 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology
will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. The
organizing committee includes Michael Wenger and Dominic Massaro. The
meetings will follow the usual format, with paper sessions over two
and one-half days (30 July to 1 August). We will also be considering
adding a poster session, as was the case at last year's meetings.

Papers for the meetings may be submitted by regular members,
student members, and non-members. Any one person may present only
one paper, but may be a co-author of other papers, or may be an
invited speaker or symposium participant. Papers will be limited
to those in which mathematical, statistical, or simulation methods
play a significant role in the development of psychological
hypotheses or the interpretation of results. Purely theoretical
developments should clearly relate to substantive issues
or contribute to methodologies of obvious use in psychology, cognitive
science, cognitive neuroscience, and related areas. Experimental
results should bear directly on some mathematical or simulation

Programs of past meetings appear in the Journal of Mathematical
Psychology, are available on the web at the Society's web site, All members of the society are welcome
to make suggestions for symposia and invited speakers. Contact Michael
Wenger (, 831-459-5679) as soon as possible,
particularly with suggestions for invited speakers. Information
regarding registration, lodging, and travel will be available on the
web (

Papers will be accepted on the basis of their quality and
suitability and not according to the author's affiliation with the
Society. Presentations that bridge disciplines, or that treat issues of
mathematical interest in the behavioral and social sciences, cognitive
science, and cognitive neuroscience are highly encouraged. For oral
papers, presentation time will be limited to a maximum of 25 minutes
including five minutes for discussion (stricter time limits may be
imposed, depending on the number of submissions accepted). Sessions
will be strictly timed.

As was the case last year in Nashville, we are considering adding a
poster session. If there are sufficient submissions, we will do
so. Poster presentations have the advantage of longer discussion time,
less formality, and closer audience contact. The ``status''
associated with poster presentations will be equal to that associated
with oral presentations.


Submissions should be prepared as ASCII text files and sent via e-mail
to Michael Wenger ( Submissions must include
the following information:

Title of the presentation or session

Authorship: for all authors and co-authors provide
Institutional affiliation
Mailing address
e-mail address
Telephone and fax numbers
Membership status in the Society for Mathematical Psychology (member,
student member, or nonmember)

Specification of which co-author will be responsible for presenting
at the meeting

Format preference:
Only wish to present a spoken paper
Prefer spoken paper, willing to give a poster
No preference; either spoken or poster is fine
Prefer poster, willing to give a spoken paper
Only willing to present a poster

Category of the presentation
neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience
sensation and perception
measurement and scaling
information processing and performance
learning and memory
cognition and language
judgment, decision, and choice
social psychology
methodology and statistics
other (please specify)

Abstract: 150-250 words

For additional information, please contact:
Michael J. Wenger
Department of Psychology
Social Sciences 2
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064(831) 459-5679