umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Value of Values and Norms in Social Simulation
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science. Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7409-5813
2019 (English)In: JASSS: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, ISSN 1460-7425, E-ISSN 1460-7425, Vol. 22, no 1, article id 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social simulations gain strength when agent behaviour can (1) represent human behaviour and (2) be explained in understandable terms. Agents with values and norms lead to simulation results that meet human needs for explanations, but have not been tested on their ability to reproduce human behaviour. This paper compares empirical data on human behaviour to simulated data on agents with values and norms in a psychological experiment on dividing money: the ultimatum game. We find that our agent model with values and norms produces aggregate behaviour that falls within the 95% confidence interval wherein human behaviour lies more often than other tested agent models. A main insight is that values serve as a static component in agent behaviour, whereas norms serve as a dynamic component.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
J A S S S , 2019. Vol. 22, no 1, article id 9
Keywords [en]
Human Values, Norms, Ultimatum Game, Empirical Data, Agent-Based Model
National Category
Computer Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156589DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3929ISI: 000457436100012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-156589DiVA, id: diva2:1291048
Available from: 2019-02-22 Created: 2019-02-22 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Dignum, Virginia

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Dignum, Virginia
By organisation
Department of Computing Science
In the same journal
JASSS: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Computer Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 185 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf