
MATHEMATICAL TOOLS FOR PHYCHOLOGISTS
Prerequisites:

The mathematical knowledge necessary for the admission to the undergraduate course in Psychological Science is assumed. 
Examination methods:

Written final exam with open questions or quizzes. Oral presentations of selected topics during class. 
Course unit contents:

Uncertainty in statistical information. Problems related to the evaluation of risk and communication of risk. Realworld xamples. Bayesian inferences through the use of probabilities and by means of 'natural frequencies'. Suitability of the latter for a more intuitive and direct insight in both risk estimation and in a transparent representation of risk. Examples focussing on the correct judgement of the probabilistic predictive value of medical diagnostic tests, and aiming at avoiding misleading risk information. 

