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Accession Number ADA565335
Title Causal Networks with Selectively Influenced Components.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 21p
Personal Author E. N. Dzhafarov J. V. Kujala R. Schweickert
Abstract In work supervised by Dr. Schweickert, a method for inferring a processing tree to account for response probability was generalized to allow for multiple response classes, parameters such as rates not bounded above by 1, and experimental factors having effects at more than one vertex. A further generalization allows a processing tree to be inferred from joint analysis of reaction time and accuracy. Processing trees were inferred for immediate serial recall data and data on sleep and interference. In the part under Dr. Dzhafarov's supervision, a general mathematical theory of selective influences was elaborated (which input influences which of probabilistically interdependent random outputs); the Joint Distribution Criterion was formulated in complete generality; a theory of pseudo-quasi-metrics was constructed to be used to test for selectiveness of influences; a Linear Feasibility Test for selective influences with finite-valued random outputs was constructed; a formal equivalence of selective influences with the issue of quantum entanglement in physics was established, with non-commuting measurements in quantum physics paralleling the mutually exclusive values of inputs (external factors) in behavioral sciences.
Keywords Critical path network
Experimental psychology
Joint distribution criterion
Linear feasibility test
Mathematical models
Mathematical psychology
Processing tree
Pseudo-quasi-metric tests
Quantum entanglement
Quantum theory
Rates of responding
Selective influences

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
72E - Operations Research
Corporate Author Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Psychological Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 15 Mar 2009-29 Feb 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number FA9550-09-01-0252

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