This book of readings should be of interest to experimental psychologists, particularly those working in fields, such as cognitive science, where there is interest in the study of the intentional or purposive aspects of mental phenomena.
About the Author
Richard S. Marken is a research psychologist and human factors engineer. He received his BA in psychology (cum laude) from UCLA and his Ph. D. in experimental psychology from UCSB. Dr. Marken was Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he taught courses in introductory psychology, research methods, statistics, mental testing, history of psychology, perception, human development, control theory, and computer applications. He also consulted at Honeywell, Inc. on statistical, methodological and human factors issues related to workspace design and human- computer interface technology. Dr. Marken is currently an Engineering Specialist at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo where he has developed methods for rapidly prototyping and evaluating designs for the human-computer interface component of satellite ground control systems. He is the author of two books, Methods in Experimental Psychology, (Brooks/Cole, 1981) and Mind Readings: Experimental Studies of Purpose (CSG Press, 1992), and over 40 papers on control theory and psychology.