The Brunswik Society

Resources for Brunswik Researchers and Scholars
  • (Full text) Hammond, K. (1978). Psychology's scientific revolution: Is it in danger? (Report No. 211): Center for Research on Judgment and Policy, University of Colorado.
    Abstract: Brunswik's revolutionary approach to psychology has steadily increased its influence over the past three decades. Unfortunately, as the use of this approach increases, its principal concepts, representative design and ecological validity, are being confused, corrupted and reduced to cliches, thus endangering further progress. In an effort to restore and preserve their meaning, these concepts are described and examples of their use and misuse are provided. To illustrate further the potential significance of the loss of these concepts, the widely-accepted phenomenon of "illusory correlation" is critically examined to show that because it was studied without the benefit of the above mentioned concepts it remains without theoretical or empirical foundation.
  • Recent books by Brunswikians

  • Complete list of Brunswik's papers

  • Brunswik's 1956 book, "Perception and the representative design of psychological experiments"

  • Brunswik's Woodworth: Images of Brunswik's notes on pages from his copy of Woodworth's Experimental Psychology

  • Brunswik's Shannon: Brunswik read Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication (1949) intensively, and his copy of the book has recently been obtained. His notes and underlinings reveal much about his attitudes toward information theory and to cognitive issues. In addition, notes on other books included as loose slips reveal his concerns with unified science, with the place of measurement and statistics within science, and with extensions of his theory.
    (6mb PowerPoint presentation for a talk given by Ryan Tweney at the 2006 Brunswik Society meeting. Posted here with thanks to Ryan Tweney.)

  • Letters from Brunswik, May 1952

  • Annotated bibliography of all published cue probability learning studies prepared by Jim Holzworth (Word 6.0/95 document file)

  • References to 143 judgment analysis/policy capturing studies reviewed in Dhami, M. K., Hertwig, R., & Hoffrage, U. (2004). The Role of Representative Design in an Ecological Approach to Cognition. Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 130, No. 6, 959-988.

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