Department Seminar - Geeske Scholz

An introduction to agent-based modeling of human interactions using the example of social learning in group discussions   Agent-based models offer the possibility to formalize theories on human decision making and behavior, and to test the consequences of formalized hypotheses in simulations. In such simulations, the consequences of different assumptions

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17 May 2016 - 12 h 30 min

End

17 May 2016 - 14 h 00 min

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50 Avenue Antoine Depage - 1050 Brussels (Room DC8.322 - 8th floor, Building D, Campus Solbosch of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Université Libre de Bruxelles)   View map

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Departement Seminar

An introduction to agent-based modeling of human interactions using the example of social learning in group discussions

 

Agent-based models offer the possibility to formalize theories on human decision making and behavior, and to test the consequences of formalized hypotheses in simulations. In such simulations, the consequences of different assumptions can be tested with high numbers of runs or variations. Furthermore, situations that would not be possible to test in reality, e.g., due to learning of the subjects, costs, or ethical considerations, can be analyzed. However, such models are not common in social psychology. In my talk, I give a short introduction to agent-based modeling and present a model on social learning in group discussions. The purpose of my talk is to stimulate a discussion on the practical use of agent-based models for social psychology; and vice versa, on how social psychological theories can be of use to represent humans in models.

Dr. Geeske Scholz is a researcher at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research at Osnabrück University in Germany.

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