Michael Birnbaum, Ph. D
Professor of Psychology
I received my PhD from UCLA in 1972. I taught at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 1974-1986, where I was head of the Division of Quantitative and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and promoted to Full Professor in 1982. I came to CSUF in 1986 on leave from University of Illinois, and made the position here permanent in 1988. I am founder and current co-director of the Decision Research Center. I was named Outstanding Professor for CSUF in 1991-92. I have published more than 125 scientific articles and three books. In the last decade, I have had five grants from the National Science Foundation and one from the American Psychological Association. I served as president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, 2002-2003, president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2008-2009, and president of the Society for Computers in Psychology, 2009-2010.
1972, Ph.D, UCLA
My research interests are in the areas of judgment and decision making, psychophysics, social judgment, mathematical models of behavior and research methodology, including behavioral research via the Internet.