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Minding Norms: Mechanisms and dynamics of social order in agent societies

Rosaria Conte, Giulia Andrighetto, and Marco Campennl


The book presents theoretical, methodological, and technical advances in the study of norms in societies of autonomous intelligent agents, based on a collaboration among social, computational, and cognitive scientists. By conceptualizing norms as social and cognitive phenomena undergoing a complex dynamics, and thanks to a computational, agent-based approach, contributors address three sets of questions: (a) What are norms, and how may we differentiate them from social conformism on one hand and acquiescence under menace on the other? (b) How do norms emerge and change? An innovative answer is ... More

Keywords: social norms, normative architecture, norm emergence, norm immergence, norm internalization, micro-macro link, agent-based simulation, two-way dynamics, cognitive modeling

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199812677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosaria Conte, editor
University of Sienna

Giulia Andrighetto, editor
Researcher, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR), Rome, and European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Marco Campennl, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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1 Introduction

Rosaria Conte, Giulia Andrighetto, and Marco Campennì

2 Loops in Social Dynamics

Giulia Andrighetto, and Rosaria Conte

5 Modeling Hume’s Theory of Norm Emergence

Oliver Will, and Rainer Hegselmann

6 Norms’ Dynamics as a Complex Loop

Giulia Andrighetto, and Rosaria Conte

7 Hunting for Norms in Unpredictable Societies

Marco Campennì, Giulia Andrighetto, Federico Cecconi, and Rosaria Conte

8 The Derivation of EMIL-S from EMIL-A

Ulf Lotzmann, Michael Möhring, and Klaus G. Troitzsch

9 Demonstrating the Theory

Maria Xenitidou, Robin Emde, Jens Villard, Ulf Lotzmann, and Klaus G. Troitzsch

10 The Role of Norm Internalizers in Mixed Populations

Giulia Andrighetto, Daniel Villatoro, and Rosaria Conte

11 Summary and Conclusions

Rosaria Conte, Giulia Andrighetto, and Marco Campennì

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