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Roy Lachman, Ph.D.

Roy Lachman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., New York University
B.A., City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Research Interests

  • Collaboration with Justice for Children in applying Psychology and Artificial Intelligence in advocacy for abused children
  • NSF grant to study sensory responses in the North Borneo earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004
  • Science Studies: Philosophy, History and Sociology of Science

Selected Publications

Paton, D., Gregg, C. E., Houghton, B. F., Lachman, R., Lachman, J. L., Johnston, D. M. and Wongbusarakumf, S. (2008). The impact of the 2004 tsunami on coastal Thai communities: Assessing adaptive capacity. Disasters, 32, 1, 106-119.

Gregg, C.E., Houghton, B.F., Paton, D., Swanson, R. Lachman, R, and Bonk, W.J. (2008). Hawaiian cultural influences on support for lava flow hazard mitigation measures during the January 1960 eruption of 4 Kīlauea volcano, Kapoho, Hawaii., Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 172, 300–307.

C. E. Gregg, B. F. Houghton, D. Paton, R. Lachman, J. Lachman, D. M. Johnston, and S. Wongbusarakum. 2006. Natural Warning Signs of Tsunamis: Human Sensory Experience and Response to the 2004 Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami in Thailand. Earthquake Spectra 22(S3): S671-S691.

Lachman, R. (1998) Collaborative agents: Artificial intelligence, decision science, and psychological theory in decisions about people. Case Study in Jury Selection, AI Magazine, 17, 111-129.

Lachman, R. (1989). Expert systems: A cognitive science perspective. Behavior Research, Instruments, & Computers, 21, 195-204.

Lachman, R., Tatsuoka, M., and Bonk, W.J. (1961). Human behavior during the tsunami of May, 1960. Science, 1961, 133, 1405-1409.