Alexei Sharpanskykh, Kashif Zia,
"Emotional Decision Making in Large Crowds"
: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS'12, Springer Verlag, 3-2012
Emotional Decision Making in Large Crowds
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Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS'12
Currently it is widely recognised that emotions of people influence their decisions. In this paper the role of emotions in social decision making in large technically assisted crowds is investigated. For this a formal, computational model is proposed, which integrates existing neurological and cognitive theories of affective decision making. Based on this model several variants of a large scale crowd evacuation scenario with technically assisted agents were simulated. By analysis of the simulation results it was established that spread of emotions in a crowd increases resistance of agent groups to opinion changes and supports continuity of decision making in a group with technically assisted agents.