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Bilayer Agent-Based Model Of Social Behavior:

How Temperament Influence On Team Performance


Daria Barteneva, Luís Paulo Reis, Nuno Lau

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ECMS 2007 Proceedings

Edited by: Ivan Zelinka, Zuzana Oplatkova, Alessandra Orsoni


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-2-7

Doi: 10.7148/2007


21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Prague, June 4-6, 2007


Citation format:

Barteneva, D., Reis, L. P., & Lau, N. (2007). Bilayer Agent-Based Model Of Social Behavior: How Temperament Influence On Team Performance. ECMS 2007 Proceedings edited by: I. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni (pp. 181-187). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2007-0181.



This paper presents the evaluation of computational mind model based on temperamental decision algorithms with emotional behaviors. Our computational model of emotion is inspired on appraisal theory and on superior nervous system characteristics. We define the model for temperamental agent with emotions. In this paper we prove that teams of the agents with different temperaments have different performances in the same simulation scenario. The result shows that strategies based on temperamental decision mechanism strongly influence system performance and there are evident dependencies between emotional states of agents and their temperamental type, as well as dependencies between the team performance and team configuration, and this enables us to conclude that modular approach to emotional programming based on temperamental theory is a good choice to develop computational mind models for emotional behavioral Multi-Agent systems.

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