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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.

Issue on State-trace Analysis

The Journal of Mathematical Psychology will publish a special issue on "State-trace analysis."

State-trace analysis (STA) is a general method to identify the number of latent variables that mediate the effects of one or more independent variables on two or more dependent variables. Since its introduction by Bamber (1979), the method been applied to a variety of problems across several different fields and has undergone significant development, particularly in terms of its underlying statistical treatment.  The special issue will feature articles that contribute to the theoretical development of STA, its statistical methodology, and its application to problems in psychology.

The special issue will be edited by John Dunn, Michael Kalish, and Andrew Heathcote. To help plan the issue, a formal expression of interest, including a tentative title and abstract, should be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at or before November 1, 2017. The papers should be submitted before June 1, 2018. We intend to put the special issue into production by the end of 2018. Appeals to editorial decisions will be handled by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

John Dunn, Michael Kalish, Andrew Heathcote, Guest Editors

Philip L. Smith, Editor-in-Chief