Capturing Social Embeddedness: a constructivist approach

Edmonds, Bruce (1999) Capturing Social Embeddedness: a constructivist approach. [Journal (Paginated)]

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A constructivist approach is applied to characterising social embeddedness and to the design of a simulation of social agents which displays the social embedding of agents. Social embeddedness is defined as the extent to which modelling the behaviour of an agent requires the inclusion of the society of agents as a whole. Possible effects of social embedding and ways to check for it are discussed briefly. A model of co-developing agents is exhibited, which is an extension of Brian Arthur's `El Farol Bar' model, but extended to include learning based upon a GP algorithm and the introduction of communication. Some indicators of social embedding are analysed and some possible causes of social embedding are discussed.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:social, agents, constructivism, embeddedness, interaction, simulation, modelling, imitation, communication, meaning, genetic programming
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:1779
Deposited By: Edmonds, Dr Bruce
Deposited On:30 Aug 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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