Connectionist Models of Social Reasoning and Social Behavior

Connectionist Models of Social Reasoning and Social Behavior

by Stephen John Read
     
 

This book, the first to apply neural network models to social phenomena, brings together various approaches by social psychologists to connectionist models, allowing readers to appreciate the breadth of these approaches, as well as the theoretical commonality of many of these models. In chapters dealing with the learning and application of categories and stereotypes,… See more details below

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This book, the first to apply neural network models to social phenomena, brings together various approaches by social psychologists to connectionist models, allowing readers to appreciate the breadth of these approaches, as well as the theoretical commonality of many of these models. In chapters dealing with the learning and application of categories and stereotypes, causal reasoning, social explanation, person perception, personality and social behavior, classic dissonance phenomena, belief change, and the coherence of large-scale belief systems, there will be something in this book for every social psychologist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805822151
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.39(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Making Sense of People: Coherence Mechanisms3
2On the Dynamic Construction of Meaning: An Interactive Activation and Competition Model of Social Perception27
3The Dynamics of Group Impression Formation: The Tensor Product Model of Exemplar-Based Social Category Learning71
4Person Perception and Stereotyping: Simulation Using Distributed Representations in a Recurrent Connectionist Network111
5A Connectionist Approach to Causal Attribution143
6Personality as a Stable Cognitive-Affective Activation Network: Characteristic Patterns of Behavior Variation Emerge From a Stable Personality Structure175
7The Consonance Model of Dissonance Reduction211
8Toward an Integration of the Social and the Scientific: Observing, Modeling, and Promoting the Explanatory Coherence of Reasoning245
9Toward Computational Social Psychology: Cellular Automata and Neural Network Models of Interpersonal Dynamics277
10Attitudes, Beliefs, and Other Minds: Shared Representations in Self-Organizing Systems313
Author Index355
Subject Index365

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