## Quantum Social ScienceWritten 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. |

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### Contents

all in one OIOUJUJ | 5 |

statistical physics and social science | 37 |

a nonmathematical motivation | 54 |

Vector calculus and other mathematical preliminaries | 71 |

Basic elements of quantum mechanics | 84 |

Basic elements of Bohmian mechanics | 102 |

A brief overvieW | 113 |

Interference effects in psychology an introduction | 124 |

A quantumlike model of decision making | 155 |

Financialeconomic theory in crisis | 173 |

Bohmian mechanics in ﬁnance and economics | 184 |

Other applications to economicﬁnancial theory | 192 |

Neurophysiological sources of quantumlike processing in the brain | 237 |

Conclusion | 263 |

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