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Jan 22, 2024
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Senior Fellow Award Interview with Jerome Busemeyer

As many of you may know, Jerome Busemeyer was earned the Society for Mathematical Psychology Senior Fellow Award for 2022. As part of the award, we interview the winner. Jerome could not attend the annual meeting in 2023, so we filmed a separate interview

MATHPSYCH.ORG — Distinguished Professor Jerome Busemeyer was named winner of the prestigious Society for Mathematical Psychology Senior Fellow Award (2022) on July 25, 2022, for his lifetime contributions to the field of mathematical psychology. Professor Busemeyer won the prize for his contributions in the mathematical modeling of psychological phenomena, the mentorship of students, faculty, and others, with a particular focus on advancing the field of mathematical psychology, and for his service that has advanced the field of mathematical psychology.

Distinguished Professor Dr. Jerome Busemeyer

An excerpt of Professor Busemeyer’s nomination letter attests to his impacts: “It is difficult to imagine what the field of mathematical psychology or the Society for Mathematical Psychology would look like without Jerome’s contributions. One would be hard-pressed to find a session of our conference that does not include one of his students, his students’ students, his collaborators, or a mention of his work; and it would be near impossible to find one that does not include someone impacted by his mentorship, scholarship, or service in some way.”

Professor Busemeyer earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 1979. After a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative methods at the University of Illinois, he joined the Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Department of Psychology faculty in 1981. He moved to faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana from 1983-1997. Dr. Busemeyer joined the faculty of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1997. During 2005-2007, he served as the program officer for the Cognition and Decision portfolio at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, starting new programs in robust decision making. He is the founding Editor in Chief of the journal Decision, established in 2012. Dr. Busemeyer is a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Psychology and the 2015 winner of their Howard Crosby Warren Medal. In 2017, he was named a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Busemeyer was president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology from 1992-93, and Editor in Chief for the Journal of Mathematical Psychology from 2005-2010.

To learn more about Professor Busemeyer’s research, visit here. And here is the interview: Interiview.

About the Society for Mathematical Psychology

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.

For more information on the Society for Mathematical Psychology and its awards, visit: