Associate Professor Emerita
B.A. 1960 University of Connecticut Mathematics
M.A. 1968 University of Connecticut Psychology
Ph.D. 1970 University of Connecticut Psychology
Post-doc 1971-2 Rockefeller University Mathematical Psychology
Prof. Mary Ann Metzger
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21050
Experience in Higher Education
1971-1972 Postdoctoral work in Mathematical Psychology
1973 – 1999 She was a member of the Psychology Department faculty at UMBC
Current Associate Professor Emerita.
Dr.Metzger’s specialty is the application of systems dynamics to understanding psychological processes, including intellectual development, developmental disorders, and patterns of judgment under uncertainty. She taught courses in data analysis, psychology of judgment, and nonlinear dynamics in psychology, she has supervised research for advanced degrees for Ph.D. students.
Dr. Metzger’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and from the Fulbright Foundation.
She was a member of the Editorial Board for the Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology and Life Sciences (vols. 1997-2000).
She was secretary of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences (1998-2005).
She has also been active in other professional associations and has participated in their development of electronic media .
Mary Ann Metzger. (1993) A step in the right direction. A review of W. Thomas Miller, III, Richard S. Sutton, & Paul J. Werbos (Eds.) Neural Networks for Control. MIT Press,Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 37, 477-485.
Terje Sagvolden, Mary Ann Metzger, & Geir Sagvolden. (1993) Frequent reward eliminates differences in activity between hyperkinetic rats and controls. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 59, 225-229.
Mary Ann Metzger & Michael F. Theisz. (1994) Forecast: Program to obtain forecasts from subjects for successive values of chaotic time-series. Behavior Research Methods,Instrumentation, and Computers, 26, 387-394.
Mary Ann Metzger & Terje Sagvolden. (1994) Killeen’s theory provides an answer … and a question . Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17, 144-145.
Mary Ann Metzger. (1994) Have subjects been shown to generate chaotic numbers? (A commentary on an article by A. Neuringer & K. Voss) Psychological Science, 5, 111-114.
Mary Ann Metzger. (1994) Multiprocess models of cognitive and behavioral dynamics. In R. Post & T. van Gelder (Eds.) Mind as Motion: Dynamics, Behavior, and Cognition, MIT Press, 491-526.
Beverly A. Bush & Mary Ann Metzger. (1995) A confirmatory factor analytic study of the CES-D in a stroke population. Under review for publication in Psychological Assessment.
Mary Ann Metzger. (1996) Applications of nonlinear dynamical systems theory in developmental psychology: Motor and cognitive development. Nonlinear dynamics,Psychology, and Life Science, Vol. 1 no. 1, 55-68.
Mary Ann Metzger. Consciousness by degrees. The Noetic Journal, Vol. 1 no. 2. 162-167.