Dean Hamden nsIn existographies, Dean I. Hamden (c.1950-) (CR:7) is an American physicist noted for his 2008 to present efforts to ferret out a physics of human behavior model for college students.

In 2008, Hamden, at, began blogging about his new physics of human behavior research project, using students as data.

In circa 2012, Hamden supposedly published a book summary of his efforts entitled The Physics of Human Behavior, based on four years of research, conducted on 500 individuals, in which a number of correlations are drawn out between anecdotal evidence observed in human behavior and some of the various laws and principles of physics.

The six chapter book, some of which is presented at the 2008, is said to touch on the application of various physics subjects, such as Newtons laws of motion, Hooke’s law, the laws of thermodynamics, entropy, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, the conservation of energy in relation to economics and wealth, the conservation of momentum, among others, all applied to human behavior, and framed around an end run effort to facilitate guidance on happiness attainment and relationship satisfaction.

Hamden employs terms such as “relational entropy”, elastic constant (of relationships), resistance and uncertainty in relationships, among other theories. The project seems to have involved the students of Montclair State University.

To exemplify a few ideas, Hamden uses Newton’s first law, which says that an object which is stationary or moving at a constant speed will continue indefinitely unless acted upon by an external force, to explain things such as why a parent won’t give money to their child to buy new cloths, the effect of being rejected at a club, arguments that occur between people, marketing, etc., and gives advice on how to use Newton’s law to the advantage.

Hamden defines a single human as “an integral part of nature, not a critical or even an important part, representing [as] a very complex composition of atoms and molecules, constituting multiple cell structures and organs communicating together and functioning as a whole.” In regards to choice and human response to stimuli, he states “the process, by which man responds to a signal, is not random, but rather controlled by a set of natural laws of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.”

Table of contents
The following is the somewhat humorous table of contents for Hamden's book:

1.Explore Newton’s laws of dynamics, those of equilibrium and action-reaction to show you how to get what one desires from others and how to avoid conflict.
2.Explore elastic behavior and Hooke’s law, to help one realize how to control one's life and advise one's children to set the proper limitations in conduct and relationships, and to assess the likelihood of success in one's present relationship.
3.Explore the laws of thermodynamics and entropy to learn how one can keep one's relationship healthy and how to assess the suitability of an intended mate.
4.Explores the dynamics of Newton’s second law to learn how to persuade people and win arguments.
5.Explore the laws of uncertainty, and how to use it for a happier and better life.
6.Explore the laws of conservation and energy to help balance and control one's life. Discusses the laws of economics in respect to the laws of physics and how one can become rich in the process.
A1.Contains questionnaires that will assess the predictability of success in one's relationship.
A2.Contains a questionnaire that evaluates the elastic constant in one's relationship and the happiness level it will produce.


Hamden completed his BS and MAT at Fairleigh Dickinson University and PhD at Walden University. Hamden currently is a physics professor at Montclair State University, NJ, in the mathematical sciences division. In 2013, in his faculty page profile, Hamden listed the physics of human behavior and happiness as his research areas. [2]
Physics of Human Behavior (2009)
A 2009 photo of Hamden's Montclair State University "physics of human behavior" student research group, wherein they apply concepts such as Hooke's law and elasticity coefficients to human relationships, in regards to flexibility in relationships, relationship elasticity coefficients, and correlative levels of happiness . [1]
See also
Dan Cobley

1. The Physics of Human Behavior –
2. Dean I. Hamden (faculty) – Montclair State University.

External links
Dean Hamden – Facebook.
Dean Hamden (@silwan23) – Twitter.