27 April 2018 A computational framework for modelling inter-group behaviour using psychological theory
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Psychological theories of inter-group behaviour offer justified representations for interaction, influence, and motivation for coalescence. Agent-based modelling of this behaviour, using evolutionary approaches, further provides a powerful tool to examine the implications of these theories in a dynamic context. In particular, this can enhance our understanding of the escalation of hostility and warfare, and its mitigation, contributing to policy and interventions. In this paper we propose a framework through which social psychology can be embedded in computation for the examination of inter-group behaviour. We examine how various social-psychological theories can be embedded in evolutionary models, and identify ways in which visualisation can support the objective assessment of emergent behaviour. We also discuss how real-world data can be used to parameterise scenarios on which modelling is conducted.
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Rachel Bellamy, Rachel Bellamy, Gualtiero Colombo, Gualtiero Colombo, Soheil Eshghi, Soheil Eshghi, Geeth De Mel, Geeth De Mel, Cheryl Giammanco, Cheryl Giammanco, Rhodri Morris, Rhodri Morris, David G. Rand, David G. Rand, Liam D. Turner, Liam D. Turner, Roger M. Whitaker, Roger M. Whitaker, Grace-Rose Williams, Grace-Rose Williams, } "A computational framework for modelling inter-group behaviour using psychological theory", Proc. SPIE 10653, Next-Generation Analyst VI, 106530G (27 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309621; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2309621
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