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Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 760403, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/760403
Research Article

Application of -Number Based Modeling in Psychological Research

1Department of Computer Aided Design, Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Azerbaijan
2Department of Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Near East University, 99138 Lefkoşa, Northern Cyprus, Mersin 10, Turkey

Received 5 December 2014; Revised 6 February 2015; Accepted 17 February 2015

Academic Editor: Rahib H. Abiyev

Copyright © 2015 Rafik Aliev and Konul Memmedova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pilates exercises have been shown beneficial impact on physical, physiological, and mental characteristics of human beings. In this paper, Z-number based fuzzy approach is applied for modeling the effect of Pilates exercises on motivation, attention, anxiety, and educational achievement. The measuring of psychological parameters is performed using internationally recognized instruments: Academic Motivation Scale (AMS), Test of Attention (D2 Test), and Spielberger’s Anxiety Test completed by students. The GPA of students was used as the measure of educational achievement. Application of Z-information modeling allows us to increase precision and reliability of data processing results in the presence of uncertainty of input data created from completed questionnaires. The basic steps of Z-number based modeling with numerical solutions are presented.