Modeling imitational behavior via social comparison theory

Natalie Fridman, Gal A. Kaminka

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Abstract

Modeling crowd behaviors is an important challenge for intelligent virtual agents. We propose a general cognitive model of simulating crowd behaviors, based on Festinger's Social Comparison Theory (SCT), a prominent social psychology theory. We present the use of the SCT model (using the Soar cognitive architecture) in the generation of imitational behavior in loosely-coupled groups and show that SCT generates behavior more in-tune with human crowd behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents - 7th International Conference, IVA 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages377-378
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9783540749967
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Sep 200719 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4722 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2007
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period17/09/0719/09/07

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