Accession Number : ADA461237
Title : Technical Details of a Domain-Independent Framework for Modeling Emotion
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY CA INST FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Personal Author(s) : Gratch, Jonathan ; Marsella, Stacy
Report Date : Jan 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : This technical report elaborates on the technical details of the EMA model of emotional appraisal and coping. It should be seen as an appendix to the journal article on this topic (Gratch & Marsella, to appear). This article specifies details of how EMA represents and reasons about causal events, beliefs, desires, intentions, actions. EMA relies on a cognitive component that combines techniques form decision-theoretic planning with models of beliefs, desires and intentions. Syntactic features of the resulting representations are then appraised along a number of dimensions, resulting in a set of appraisal frames and emotional responses.
Descriptors : *COGNITION , *EMOTIONS , MODELS , RESPONSE , PLANNING , DECISION THEORY , FRAMES , SYNTAX
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE