The Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences (IMBS) in the School of Social Sciences is a specialized research center where the objective is to facilitate interaction and common research goals among scientists whose purpose is to formulate precisely and test theories of human behavior; this is to be interpreted in a wide sense as manifested by the membership which spans the following areas: anthropology, cognitive science, economics, engineering, logic and the philosophy of science, mathematics, political science, and sociology. Additional faculty come from management science and psychobiology.
To describe our focus, consider the fruitful symbiotic relationship that has existed for millennia between mathematics and the physical sciences. A goal of the IMBS is to generate a similar relationship between mathematics and the behavioral and social sciences. With high-power social scientists (several are members of the National Academy) providing insights about the field and working with the mathematicians who are involved, new mathematical approaches to analyze these issues are being developed and new kinds of mathematical questions are being raised.
Bayesian Models of Cognition Revisited: Setting Optimality Aside and Letting Data Drive Psychological Theory
May 19, 2016
Southwest Experimental & Behavioral Economics Conference
May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Learning and Stability in Big Uncertain Games
June 2, 2016
March 30, 2016
Co-directors of UCI's ESSL are using technology to teach and test economic principles and potential policies
Earnings, emotional understanding and gender
March 28, 2016
UCI economists study how well males and females understand emotions when paid
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March 18, 2016
Kimberly Jameson, IMBS project scientist, is quoted by DailyMail.com March 18, 2016