Leading Figures

Rick Marken - Aerospace Corp & UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Rick Marken

Richard S. Marken, Ph.D., is a research psychologist, human factors engineer and statistical consultant. He received his BA in psychology (cum laude) from UCLA and his Ph. D. in experimental psychology from UCSB.

Dr. Marken was Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he taught courses in introductory psychology, research methods, statistics, mental testing, history of psychology, perception, developmental, control theory, and computer applications. He also consulted at Honeywell, Inc. on statistical, methodological and human factors issues related to workspace design and human-computer interface technology.

Dr. Marken had a 14-year career as an Engineering Specialist at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo where he developed methods for rapidly prototyping and evaluating designs for the human-computer interface component of satellite ground control systems. He then spent 5 years as a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA where he led research projects on health care and training systems.

Dr. Marken is working currently working as a Systems Engineer at Aerospace Corp, doing statistical consulting for several corporate clients and teaching part-time.

He is the author of three books, Methods in Experimental Psychology (Brooks/Cole, 1981), Mind Readings: Experimental Studies of Purpose (CSG Press, 1992), and More Mind Readings: Methods and Models in the Study of Purpose (New View, 2002), and over 40 papers on control system theory and psychology.

Key Publications and Links

Hear a recent presentation by Rick Marken on closed loop methodology.

Click here to access Rick Marken’s website .

Rick’s books are highly stimulating and are available to read online by clicking here.

To see a list of Rick Marken’s articles, click here.

Click here to access Rick Marken’s computer demonstrations of PCT.

Rick Marken has produced a computer simulation of Catching a baseball which can be accessed by clicking here.