Quantum probability and conceptual combination in conjunctions

Hampton, J. A. (2013). Quantum probability and conceptual combination in conjunctions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(3), pp. 290-291. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002981

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Abstract

I consider the general problem of category conjunctions in the light of Pothos & Busemeyer (P&B)'s quantum probability (QP) account of the conjunction fallacy. I argue that their account as presented cannot capture the "guppy effect" - the case in which a class is a better member of a conjunction A^B than it is of either A or B alone.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2475

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