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Professor Scott P. Stevens, Ph.D.

Professor Scott P. Stevens
  • James Madison University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
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Dr. Scott P. Stevens is Professor of Computer Information Systems and Management Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he has taught since 1984. Professor Stevens holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University, where he received B.S. degrees in both Mathematics and Physics and graduated first in his class in the College of Science. Honored many times over for his remarkable abilities in the classroom, Professor Stevens has been a recipient of the Carl Harter Award, his university's highest teaching award; been named the outstanding graduate teacher in JMU's M.B.A. program; and has on five occasions been selected by students as the outstanding teacher in JMU's undergraduate business program, the first teacher to be so honored. A frequent consultant in the business arena, Professor Stevens has been published in a broad variety of academic and professional journals, writing or collaborating on subjects as varied as neural network prediction of survival in blunt-injured trauma patients; the effect of private school competition on public schools; standards of ethical computer usage in different countries; automatic data collection in business; and optimization of the purchase, transportation, and deliverability of natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico.
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  1. Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization

    Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization

    Scott P. Stevens
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Researchers have perfected mathematical techniques for predicting the best possible outcomes when faced with conflicting options. Now, all you need is a computer and spreadsheet program to harness the power of these methods for solving practical problems. Discover the endless ways in which applying quantitative methods helps problem solvers like you make better decisions in business, research, government, and...
  2. Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Scott P. Stevens
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Game theory-the science of interactive, rational decision making-helps us understand how and why we make decisions. It also provides insights into human endeavors including biology, politics, and economics. In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, business consultant and award-winning Professor Scott P. Stevens helps you understand this profoundly important field. Throughout these 24...
  3. (Set)  Your Deceptive Mind & Games People Play Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Games People Play

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Critical thinking skills are used everyday, whether you are making sink-or-swim financial decisions for an entire corporation or setting up a clear path for a “check-mate.” Enhance your critical thinking skills with this pair of courses: Games People Play is designed to turn game-theory practice into real world applications. Then further sharpen and hone those skills with A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking.
  4. (Set) Understanding Complexity & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Understanding Complexity & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Explore two groundbreaking new fields of study with this two-course set that reveals fascinating new insights into your everyday life. In Understanding Complexity, discover the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science. Then, in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, grasp the profound importance of game theory—the science of interactive, rational decision...
  5. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Economics, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Economics, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, explore the field's classic games, encounter the field's greatest minds, and discover its real-world applications in arenas such as corporate negotiations and your everyday life. Then, apply this newfound knowledge to the field of economics in Economics, 3rd Edition, which covers financial issues that affect you and the nation every day, including...
  6. (Set) Prime Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) Prime Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,779.60 Starting at $1,779.60 $2,104.60 $1,779.60$2,104.60
    In today's 21st-century marketplace, it pays to be an effective critical thinker; to have the specific knowledge and skills necessary for success in both the workplace and at home. With these Great Courses, you'll find information and strategies aimed at transforming you into a prime thinker. Make smarter, savvier decisions. Hone your reading and interpretation skills. Tap into the secret knowledge of how experts...
  7. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Join experts in management and business as they guide you through the art and application of decision making in this two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices and provides you with the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond...
  8. (Set) The Art and Craft of Problem-Solving & Games People Play Set

    (Set) The Art and Craft of Problem-Solving & Games People Play

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  9. (Set) Power of Mathematical Thinking & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Power of Mathematical Thinking & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn how to apply mathematics to essential parts of your daily life with this two-course set on the practical nature of math and the secrets of game theory. The Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy is a dynamic exploration of how math is used to solve important problems in astronomy, economics, politics, and other vital fields. In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life,...
  10. (Set) What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear & Games People Play  Set

    (Set) What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear & Games People Play

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Make sense of two fascinating areas of mathematics and learn some of their startling applications to your everyday life. In What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear, explore how concepts of probability are used to decipher everything from the weather to the stock market. Then, in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, learn how the scientific study of rational decision making provides...
  11. Economics, 3rd Edition; Games Set

    Economics, 3rd Edition; Games

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,379.80 Starting at $1,379.80 $1,379.80 $1,379.80$1,379.80
    Finally become fluent in the important language of economics and business decision making with this four-course set. In Economics, 3rd Edition, learn more about the financial issues that affect you and the nation every day, including interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, and globalization. Then examine the last 50 years of world economic history in the 36 lectures of America and the New Global Economy....
  12. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Expand your knowledge of two fields vital to business, mathematics, science, and even your everyday life. In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, explore the fundamentals of game theory in an engaging, comprehensive manner and discover its real-world applications in everything from corporate negotiations to foreign policy. Then, in Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear, sharpen your...
  13. (Set)  The Transformation: How Leaders Make Positive Change Ha Set

    (Set) The Transformation: How Leaders Make Positive Change Ha

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  14. (Set) Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Hone your skills of reason and rational decision making in this two-course set that has powerful implications for your personal and professional life. In Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition, you'll learn key insights on how to persuade others that what you think is correct, how to judge and answer the arguments of others, and how others will judge arguments of yours. In Games People Play:...
  15. (Set) Joy of Mathematics & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Joy of Mathematics & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  16. (Set) Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Make sense of two intriguing and often intimidating areas of mathematics and science with these two engaging courses. Learn how to grasp the power and beauty of calculus without the technical background traditionally required in calculus courses with Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition. And learn how the scientific study of rational decision making provides insights into economics, politics, and more...
  17. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Thinking like an Economist  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Thinking like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  18. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Mathematics from the Visual World  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Mathematics from the Visual World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Learn how game theory and geometry can help us better understand the world around us with this fascinating two-course set. In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, explore the fundamentals of game theory and discover its real-world applications in everything from corporate negotiations to foreign policy. In Mathematics from the Visual World, discover the important role geometry plays in...
  19. (Set) Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Gain a wealth of insights and practical skills you can put to use in your professional and personal life with these two courses. In The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond, get tips and techniques you can use to better manage conflict in your life. And in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, learn how to make better decisions by exploring the...
  20. (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset  & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn to make better decisions and maximize your productivity in business and in your personal life with this practical two-course set. First, in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, you'll explore the science of interactive, rational decision making, including the field's classic games, greatest minds, and real-world applications. Then, in The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your...
  21. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Explore the fascinating history and applications of two profound mathematical fields. In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, learn how the scientific study of interactive, rational decision making helps us understand how and why we make both simple and complex decisions. In Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers, journey through a mosaic of mathematical concepts, ideas, and questions to...
  22. (Set)  The Critical Thinkers Toolkit Set

    (Set) The Critical Thinkers Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,289.70 Starting at $1,289.70 $1,529.70 $1,289.70$1,529.70
    To be a critical thinker, you have to embrace multiple facets in your approach. Learn how to look at challenges from every fundamental perspective with this comprehensive six-course set including Critical Decision Making and Game Theory. From approaching a conflict to persuasively arguing a point of view, this set will prepare you to think through, and effectively make, good choices.
  23. (Set) Strategic Thinking Skills & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Strategic Thinking Skills & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn to think strategically and make better decisions in business and in your personal life with this practical two-course set. First, in Strategic Thinking Skills, learn how to set goals, develop long-range plans, anticipate the unexpected, analyze your environment, and even cooperate with your competitors. Then, in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, acquire a basic working knowledge of...
  24. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond; What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear; Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear; & An Introduction to Number Theory  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond; What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear; Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear; & An Introduction to Number Theory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $814.80 Starting at $814.80 $964.80 $814.80$964.80
  25. (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Thinking about Cybersecurity Set

    (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Thinking about Cybersecurity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Be prepared for anything with this set. First, learn how you can use a simple spreadsheet program to make better decisions. Then, explore the threats in cyber space and how you can protect yourself and your business from them.
  26. (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Big Data Set

    (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Big Data

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Harness the power of data with this set. First, learn how you can use a simple spreadsheet program to make better decisions. Then, learn how the data you create every day is being used.
  27. (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Understanding Calculus Set

    (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Understanding Calculus

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Stretch your mathematical muscles with this set. First, learn how you can use a simple spreadsheet program to make better decisions. Then, delve deeper into mathematics with a course that makes the difficult subject of calculus clear.
  28. (Set) Big Data & Games People Play Set on sale

    (Set) Big Data & Games People Play

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $391.00 Starting at $115.90 $133.90 $115.90$133.90
  29. (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Games People Play Set

    (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Games People Play

    Scott P. Stevens
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Gain mathematical insights with this set. First, learn how you can use a simple spreadsheet program to make better decisions. Then, see how the fascinating field of game theory affects your life and business.
  30. Set: 1382,1426,1162,9523 Set on sale

    Set: 1382,1426,1162,9523

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $755.90 Starting at $222.90 $258.90 $222.90$258.90
    Learn about the impact of technology on our modern lives. This four-set course delves into everything from Big Data to modern electronics, using technology to bridge the gaps and exploring the potential pitfalls that come with it. You may be surprised to find out how very connected we all are.