| Published: December 25, 2019
A mathematical model of the Gunas as a foundation for expanded understanding of decision-making process
Based on empirical validation (Stempel (2006); Wolf (1999)) of the constructs of the three gunas, as described in the Vedic literatures, a mathematical model depicting the mechanism of action of the gunas was developed. This model was evaluated using data from a group design study on the effects of maha mantra meditation. Analysis demonstrated substantive validity for this mathematical model of the three gunas, or modes of material nature- sattva (enlightenment), rajas (activity), and tamas (inertia). On the foundation of this mathematical modeling, guna theory was applied to approaches to decision-making, and specifically to the leaky competing accumulator (LCA) model. Guna theory enriches the LCA, and decision-making theory in general, by combining an accumulation model with personality traits and providing enhanced understanding of the effects of environmental factors on the process of decision-making.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2019, M Garrido & D Wolf
Received: November 09, 2019; Revision Received: December 17, 2019; Accepted: December 25, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019