Andrew M. Colman

 

Professor Andrew Colman

 

Professor of Psychology





Personal details

BA (Combined Studies), BA (Hons, Psychology), MA (Cape Town), PhD (Rhodes), FBPsS, CPsychol, FHEA.

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Publications

Books

Authored and co-authored books

Colman, A. M. (2015). A dictionary of psychology (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. xiv + 882. [Current and earlier editions frequently top of the Amazon bestseller list psychology & psychiatry references. Winner of the American Library Association "Outstanding Reference Source" award. Collector’s Edition, Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2010; Polish edition: Słownik psychologii (A. Chichowicz. M. Guzowska-Dąbrowska, P. Nowak, & H. Turczyn-Zalewska, Trans.). Japanese edition: T. Fujinaga, M. Naka, K. Okanoya, K. Kurosawa, M. Taira, M. Tanaka, H. Nakagama, T. Hattori, H. Hibino, K. Miyashita, Trans).]

Colman, A. M., & Pulford, B. D. (2008). A crash course in SPSS for Windows (4th ed., updated for Versions 14, 15, and 16). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Pp. xiv + 215.

Colman, A. M. (1999). What is psychology? (3rd ed.). London: Routledge. Pp. xii + 204. [Chinese edition: Guo, Y. Y., Chen, J. W., & Sun, D. Y. (Trans.). Beijing: China Renmin University Press. Lithuanian edition (2013) Kas yra psichologija? (Rūta Sargautytė, Trans.). Vilnius, Lithuania: Leidykla Apostrofa.]

Colman, A. M. (1995). Game theory and its applications in the social and biological sciences (2nd ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann & London: Routledge. Pp. xiv + 375.

Colman, A. M. (1987). Facts, fallacies and frauds in psychology. London: Hutchinson & Routledge. Pp. 224. London: Routledge. [Dutch edition: (1989). List,bedrog en feiten in de psychologie (C. Wit, Trans). Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger.]

Taylor, A. T., Sluckin, W., Davies, D. R., Reason, J. T., Thomson, R., & Colman, A. M. (1982). Introducing psychology (2nd ed.) Harmondsworth: Penguin. Pp. 755. [Spanish edition: Taylor, A. T., Sluckin, W., Davies, D. R., Reason, J. T., Thomson, R., & Colman, A. M. (1982). Introducción a la psicologia: Manual. Madrid: Visor.]

Edited and co-edited books

Colman, A. M. (Ed.). (2015). Companion encyclopedia of psychology (2 vols), paperback edition. London: Routledge. Pp. xxxii + 1356. [Original hardback edition published 1994]

Colman, A. M. (Ed.). (1995). Applications of psychology. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 111.

Colman, A. M. (Ed.). (1995). Controversies in psychology. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 105.

Colman, A. M. (Ed.). (1995). Psychological research methods and statistics. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 123.

Argyle, M., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Social psychology. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 110.

Bryant, P. E., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Developmental psychology. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 102. [Polish edition (1997) Psychologia rozwojowa(A. Bezwińska-Walerjan, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo]

French, C. C., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Cognitive psychology. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xiv + 106. ISBN 0-582-27810-4. [Hebrew edition (2000). Psichologiah kognitivit (Emma Braverman, Trans.). Holon, Israel: Ach. Pp. 168.]

Gregory, R. L., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Sensation and perception. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 135. [Polish edition (2002). Czucie i percepcja(Mariusz Siemiński, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo. Pp. 170.]

Hampson, S. E., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Individual differences and personality. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xiv + 112. [Polish edition  (2000). Psychologia róznic indywidualnych (E. Hornowska & Teodor Zyski, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo.]

Kimble, D., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Biological aspects of behaviour. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xiv + 127. [Hebrew edition (2000). Heybetim biologiimshel hahitnahagut (Emma Braverman, Trans.). Holon, Israel: Ach. Pp. 210. Polish edition (2001). Biologiczne mechanizmy zachowań (Mariusz Siemiński, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo. Pp. 164.]

Lazarus, A. A., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Abnormal psychology. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xiv + 108. [Spanish edition (1998). Psicología anormal(Mireya García Mulsa, Trans.). México: Fondo de Cultura Económica. Pp. 233. Hebrew edition (2000). Hapsikhologiah shel halo normali (Emma Braverman, Trans.). Holon, Israel: Ach. Pp. 168. Polish edition: (2001). Psychopatologia (J. Gilewicz, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo. Pp. 136.]

Mackintosh, N. J., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Learning and skills. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 117. [Polish edition (2002). Zdolności a proces uczeniasię (J. Gilewicz, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo. Pp. 152.]

Parkinson, B., & Colman, A. M. (Eds.). (1995). Emotion and motivation. London and New York: Longman. Pp. xvi + 107. [Polish edition (1999). Emocje i motywacja (I. Sowa, Trans.). Poznań: Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo. Hebrew edition (2000). Rageshmotivatsiah (Emma Braverman, Trans.). Holon, Israel: Ach. Pp. 182.]

Colman, A. M., & Beaumont, J. G. (Eds). (1989). Psychology survey 7. Leicester: The British Psychological Society, & London: Routledge, & New York: Chapman & Hall. Pp. viii + 282.

Beloff, H., & Colman, A. M. (Eds). (1987). Psychology survey 6. Leicester: The British Psychological Society, & Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. viii + 310.

Colman, A. M. (Ed.). (1982). Cooperation and competition in humans and animals. Wokingham: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Pp. xii + 300.

Research

Research interests

I am interested in judgment and decision making in general, especially game theory, experimental games, and cooperative reasoning. I am also interested in the evolution of cooperation and psychometrics.

Research group: Judgment and Decision Making Research Group

Lab: Leicester Judgment and Decision Making Lab

Amazon author page

Featured author for Science and Technology, Oxford Reference

Recent funding

2017-18: £205,263 (£246,678 FEC) awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council to Tarrant, C., Colman, A. M., Chattoe-Brown, E., Jenkins, D., Perera, N., & Mehtar, S. to study “Antimicrobial resistance as a social dilemma: Implications for developing interventions to reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for acute medical patients in hospital settings internationally”; 2016–18: £26,039 (£134,293 FEC) awarded by the Leicester Judgment and Decision Making Endowment Fund to Pulford, B. D., Colman, A. M., & Frosch, C. A. to study “Comparisons, Confidence, and Causality in Decision Making”; 2011–16: £100,000 (247,822 FEC) awarded by the Leicester Judgment and Decision Making Endowment Fund to B. D. Pulford & A. M. Colman to study “Coordination, Judgment, and Decision Making”; 2010–12: £125,151 (£151,217 FEC) awarded by the AHRC to N. Gold, A. M. Colman, & B. D. Pulford for a study of “Framing Effects in Ethical Dilemmas”; 2009–10: £7,272 awarded by the Nuffield Foundation to A. M. Colman & B. D. Pulford for a study of “Evolution of Cooperation Through Similarity Recognition”. For earlier grants, use the panel on the left.

Media

Press related to published research

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Colman, A. M. (2015). A dictionary of psychology (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., & Lawrence, C. L. (2014). Explaining strategic coordination: Cognitive hierarchy theory, strong Stackelberg reasoning, and team reasoning. Decision, 1(1), 35-58.

Colman, A. M., Browning, L., & Pulford, B. D. (2012). Spontaneous similarity discrimination in the evolution of cooperation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 299, 162-171.

Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., Omtzigt, D., & al-Nowaihi, A. (2010). Learning to cooperate without awareness in multiplayer minimal social situations. Cognitive Psychology, 61, 201-227.

Colman, A. M., & Browning, L. (2009). Evolution of cooperative turn-taking. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 11, 949-963.

Bolger, F., Pulford, B. D., & Colman, A. M. (2008). Market entry decisions: Effects of absolute and relative confidence. Experimental Psychology, 55, 113-120.

Colman, A. M., Pulford, B. D., & Rose, J. (2008). Collective rationality in interactive decisions: Evidence for team reasoning. Acta Psychologica, 128, 387–397.

Colman, A. M., & Wilson, J. C. (1997). Antisocial personality disorder: An evolutionary game theory analysis. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2, 23-34.

Colman, A. M. (1993, September/October). A supernatural IQ? Investigating a claim to an extraordinary IQ. The Skeptic, 7(5), 12-13.

Colman, A. M. (1991). Crowd psychology in South African murder trials. American Psychologist, 46, 1071-1079.

Colman, A. M., & Gorman, L. P. (1982). Conservatism, dogmatism, and authoritarianism in British police officers. Sociology, 16, 1-11.

 

General press

How to Win a Poker: Cheltenham Science Festival (2016)

"Et si Cameron avait plutôt demandé" - Atlantico (2015)

"Cameron's Trick Question" - EU Referendum Bloomberg News (2015)

"Scots Are Voting on the Wrong Question"  Bloomberg News (2014)

“Should Scotland remain part of the United Kingdom”  (2014)

"Game theory" (interview in Thinking in Practice) (2012)

"Creationism in schools" (2011)

Television and video

pulse-project: “Game Theory”, Andrew Colman gives a podcast expert explanation of game theory and its applications, 22 March 2014. [4 minutes 45 seconds]

YouTube video: "Similarity Discrimination", 18 April 2012. [3 minutes 40 secs]

YouTube video: BBC TV, Rough Justice - "Murder in Mind", BBC1, 01 April 1993, 21:30. Andrew Colman interviewed at 14'45", 17'02", and 19'02". [36 minutes]

Channel Four, Right To Reply: "Satanic Abuse" ­ – Brian Hayes interviews Beatrix Campbell and Andrew Colman, 6 Oct 1990, 18:30–19:00. Andrew Colman from 3’40”.
[15 minutes]

Central TV, Central Weekend - "What's in a Name?" ITV1, 03 July 1987, 23:40. Andrew Colman interviewed at 3'42" and 10'35". [18 minutes] 

YouTube video: BBC TV, Horizon - "Nice Guys Finish First", BBC 2, 14 April, 1986. Andrew Colman with Richard Dawkins, 10'44"-17'57" and 24'27"-29'55". [46 minutes] 

ITV1 TV, Central News – "Effects of Cartoon Violence", 11 February 1986. Andrew Colman interviewed at 00’41”. [2 minutes] 

BBC TV, Oxford Road Show "Police Prejudice", BBC2, 20 November 1981, 19:15. Andrew Colman interviewed from 2’12” and from 10’02”. [12 minutes] 

BBC TV, Out of Court "Police Prejudice", BBC2, 07 October 1981. Andrew Colman interviewed from 5’50” onwards. [10 minutes]

Radio

CapeTalk radio - The John Maytham Show, "The Bystander Effect", Andrew Colman interviewed by John Maytham about teachers who stood by and watched a schoolboy killing, 01 November 2013, 14:04. [8 minutes 57 seconds]

BBC World Service, The Why Factor: “the Mob” – 02 Feb 2013 4:32–04:50; 04 Feb 2013 11:32–11.50. Mike Williams interviews five people about crowd behaviour. Andrew Colman from 05’02”, 06’09”, 09’12”, and 15’20” [18 minutes]

WAMC Northeast Public Radio NY: The Academic Minute – "Natural selection and cooperation", 20 June 2012. [2 minutes 40 seconds] 

Radio 4, In Our Time, "Game Theory", 10th May 2012. [45 minutes]

BBC Radio 5 Live – interview about "Eliminating Crime", 31 May 1997. [6 minutes] 

BBC World Service – Interview about "Communal Violence", 24 June 1994, repeated 25 June 1994. [3 mins] 

BBC Radio 2 John Dunn Show – interview about "Émile Coué and Autosuggestion", 14 June 1994, 18:15. [7 minutes] 

BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind, interview, alongside Major Ian Palmer, about the psychology of "Ethnic hostility in South Africa and Bosnia", 03 May 1994, 11:30, repeated 04 May 1994, 19:45. [13 minutes] 

BBC Radio 4 - Law in Action, interview about the "Admissibility of Expert Psychological Evidence", 21 January 1994, 20:50. [3 minutes] 

BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind, debate with Graham Wagstaff about "Hypnosis", 30 April 1991, 11:30, repeated 31 April 1991, 19:45. [10 minutes] 

BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind, 18 January 1990, interview about "Evidence in a Murder Trial in South Africa", 11:30, repeated 19 January 1990, 19:45. [11 minutes]

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