I have a background in physics and has enough knowledge in Fourier analysis, group & representation theory, projective geometry, complexity theory, and dynamical systems theory. What introductory textbooks on mathematical psychology should I read?
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Joachim Vandekerckhove suggested:
- Lewandowsky, S., & Farrell, S. (2010). Computational modeling in cognition: Principles and practice. Sage Publications. https://www.amazon.com/Computational-Modeling-Cognition-Principles-Practice/dp/1412970768
Edgar Kausel suggested the following classic that is still good to read:
- Coombs, C. H., Dawes, R. M., & Tversky, A. (1970). Mathematical psychology: An elementary introduction.
Daniel Litted mentioned his list that includes over 15 recommendations https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/121661.Best_Mathematical_Psychology_Books
I hold a Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics and, for my Master's in Neuroscience, I have used mainly the classic one from Kandel Principles of Neural Science. With regard to Mathematical Psychology I would suggest Oxford Handbook on Computational and Mathematical Psychology
You might enjoy "Complex probabilistic inference: From cognition to neural computation" by Samuel Gershman and Jeffery Beck.
With the background you describe, you probably want to jump straight into the deep end and get stuck into some journal articles pretty quickly. If you can find a BBS (Behavioral and Brain Sciences) target article close to your interests you'll get an instant overview from a diverse group of commentators, it's an awesome format. "Trends in cognitive sciences" also aims for pretty readable overviews (and they're a lot shorter!). You'll probably have to narrow down your focus a little to get mileage out of either of them though, 'mathematical psychology' is pretty broad.
There is also a review on the whole field: Mathematical Psychology: Prospects For The 21st Century: A Guest Editorial, J Math Psychol. 2008 Oct; 52(5): 269–280.