Foundations of Science

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 85–97 | Cite as

Applications of quantum statistics in psychological studies of decision processes

  • Diedrik Aerts
  • Sven Aerts
The Foundation of Statistics

Abstract

We present a new approach to the old problem of how to incorporate the role of the observer in statistics. We show classical probability theory to be inadequate for this task and take refuge in the epsilon-model, which is the only model known to us caapble of handling situations between quantum and classical statistics. An example is worked out and some problems are discussed as to the new viewpoint that emanates from our approach.

Key words

Quantum mechanics Statistics Psychology Quantum structures Non-Baysian statistics Interactive statistics 

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© Oficyna AKademicka 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diedrik Aerts
    • 1
  • Sven Aerts
    • 1
  1. 1.CLEAVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium

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