Theory and Decision 47 (3):213-227 (1999)

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Sometimes conducting an experiment to ascertain the state of a system changes the state of the system being measured. Kahneman & Tversky modelled this effect with ‘support theory’. Quantum physics models this effect with probability amplitude mechanics. As this paper shows, probability amplitude mechanics is similar to support theory. Additionally, Viscusi's proposed generalized expected utility model has an analogy in quantum mechanics
Keywords Healthy scepticism  Informativeness of experiments  Probability amplitude mechanics  Quantum mechanics  Support theory
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DOI 10.1023/A:1005107029264
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