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Dr R. Duncan Luce

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Dr R. Duncan Luce

  • Birth 16 May 1925 Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 2012 Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
  • Burial Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA
  • Plot Section: CS Lot: 55 Space: 4
  • Memorial ID 95801700

Mathematical psychologist, Social Reformer. Known as the founder of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of California. Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1950 he obtained his research doctorate in Mathematics. Between 1954 and 1998 Luce as professor and researcher, has practiced his profession at Columbia University, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, teaching Psychology and Behavioral Science. His theory, according to which combining mathematical models with psychological experiments is possible to understand and predict human behavior, earned him the appointment as member of the National Academy of Sciences, the assignment of National Medal of Science and numerous other awards. He wrote more than 250 scientific papers and has published several essays, considered essential in social sciences, including "Dimensionally invariant numerical laws correspond to meaningful qualitative relations", "Fast, frugal, and surprisingly accurate Heuristics" and "Increasing increment generalizations of rank-dependent theories".

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  • Added: 23 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95801700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr R. Duncan Luce (16 May 1925–11 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95801700, citing El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .