9781107012820

Quantum Social Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107012820

  • ISBN10:

    1107012821

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/25/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Written by world experts in the foundations of quantum mechanics and its applications to social science, this book shows how elementary quantum mechanical principles can be applied to decision-making paradoxes in psychology and used in modelling information in finance and economics. The book starts with a thorough overview of some of the salient differences between classical, statistical and quantum mechanics. It presents arguments on why quantum mechanics can be applied outside of physics and defines quantum social science. The issue of the existence of quantum probabilistic effects in psychology, economics and finance is addressed and basic questions and answers are provided. Aimed at researchers in economics and psychology, as well as physics, basic mathematical preliminaries and elementary concepts from quantum mechanics are defined in a self-contained way.

Table of Contents

Preface
Physics Concepts in Social Science? A Discussion
Classical, statistical and quantum mechanics: all in one
Econophysics: statistical physics and social science
Quantum social science: a non-mathematical motivation
Mathematics and Physics Preliminaries
Vector calculus and other mathematical preliminaries
Basic elements of quantum mechanics
Basic elements of Bohmian mechanics
Quantum Probabilistic Effects in Psychology: Basic Questions and Answers
A brief overview
Interference effects in psychology - an introduction
A quantum-like model of decision making
Other Quantum Probabilistic Effects in Economics, Finance and Brain Sciences
Financial/economic theory in crisis
Bohmian mechanics in finance and economics
The Bohm-Vigier Model and path simulation
Other applications to economic/financial theory
The neurophysiological sources of quantum-like processing in the brain
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
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