Lefebvre, Vladimir A. Books
Dr. Vladimir A. Lefebvre works in the fields of social and cognitive psychology. He received his Ph.D. at Moscow State University. For the last three decades, he has been working as a researcher in the School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lefebvre is the author of five books and more than one hundred papers. Some of his works have been translated into German, Russian, Polish, and Japanese.1992 0-7734-9226-7
This is the first work by a professional psychologist to demonstrate that a universal model of man can be constructed using the precise mathematical formulation of a few philosophical theses about the nature of human beings. The model has real explanatory and predictive power. The author uses it to find theoretical solutions for several unexplained phenomena from the areas of psychophysics and social choices. The same model allows him to deduce the Just Intonation set of musical intervals, solving in interdisciplinary problem which has existed for three centuries. Chapter Headings include: A Model of the Subject with Free Will; Decisions Based on the Image of the World; The Autonomous Subject and Self-reflexion; Decisions Based on Belief; Categorization of the Self and Others with the Help of Bipolar Constructs; Natural Generation of Geometrical Proportions; Natural Generation of Musical Intervals; The Subject with Images of Self and Other; The Algebraic Basis of the Model.2006 0-7734-5822-0
This book is an enlarged second edition of A Psychological Theory of Bipolarity and Reflexivity
(The Edwin Mellen Press, 1992). The objective of publishing the second edition is to familiarize readers with the new achievements in the studies of bipolarity and reflexivity, which have been significantly advanced within the last ten years. A special journal, Reflexive Processes and Control
, is devoted to these studies and published papers related to their development and applications. The “Workshop on Multi-Reflexive Models of Agent Behavior” took place in 1999 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the main topic discussed was the model described in the first edition of this book. A modified version of the same model is now used for simulation of economic and military decision-making. Some results of this work have already been published. The theory underlying all these studies has been developed as well. While in the early 1990s, the model was purely phenomenological; now it can be deduced theoretically on the base of general principles of information processing done by humans and animals. It has also been demonstrated that the model can describe process of choice made by mammals and birds, as well as by human beings. The most important theoretical and empirical achievements will be included in this edition.