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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 official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

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Prize News from MP2010

Some breaking news on awards from the current Mathematical Psychology Conference in Portland.

  • The 2010 winner of the William K. Estes Early Career Award is Janne V. Kujala, from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • The 2010 winner of the Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology award is Diederik Aerts, of the Free University Brussels, for his paper "Quantum Structures in Cognition".
  • The 2010 winner of the best student poster on a cognitive science topic, sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society, is Kenneth Olson, from Ohio State University, for his poster "Bayesian Hierarchical Model Evaluation for the Receiver Operating Characteristic in Recognition Memory".

Congratulations to all three winners!

SMP 2010 Registration and Call for Papers

The annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology is being held in Embassy Suites in downtown Portland, Oregon. The conference begins Saturday evening, August 7, and ends Tuesday evening, August 10.  The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, also being held in Portland, starts immediately afterward on August 11.

This year's conference features plenary talks by Mike Jordan (Berkeley), Larry Maloney (NYU), and William K Estes Early Career Investigator Award winner Tom Griffiths (Berkeley). There are also symposia on episodic memory, computational approaches to word learning, and cognitive modeling in the wisdom of crowds.

A full list of accepted abstracts for the plenary addresses, symposia, talks and posters, is now available on the conference web page

To register for the conference, please go to the conference website. We encourage members of the Society to book accommodation at the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel because the Society has made a committment to the hotel that a minimum number of rooms will be reserved. Special rates, and free wifi, are available, and can again be booked through the conferencee website.

In related news, the 2010 Newsletter is available, membership renewals are due, and, if you are a student or if you have students, please apply for a student travel award.

Also, it is time to submit nominations for the 2010 William K. Estes Early Career Award. Please email your nomination materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 15.


Please go here to learn about other conferences of interest.

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