The present volume is the 11th in the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior series. We continue to seek topics in the analysis of individual behavior that yield theoretical formulations at a level of rigor and generality beyond the narrowly descriptive.
The contents of the present volume were first prepared for and presented at the Tenth Symposium on Quantitative Analyses of Behavior held at Harvard: Signal Detection, on June 12-13, 1987. Subsequent revision and expansion of the papers resulted in a text relating to issues of signal detection.
The symposium was organized by the editors and supported in part by the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, the Dare Association, Inc., and the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
We owe thanks for the local arrangements to Rebecca M. Young, Patrice M. Miller, and Dean Gallant, with assistance from Maria Agnes Broderick, Jan Ellis, Dorothy Emerson, Tina A. Grotzer, Patricia McCallum, Jennifer Parker, Joseph A. Rodriguez, and Sharon Anne Stein. For help in reviewing the chapters for stylistic and organizational improvements, we thank the staff of the Dare Institute.
Michael L. Commons
Harvard Medical School