Accession Number : ADA614264


Title :   Multi-Level Cultural Models


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2011-31 May 2014


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA


Personal Author(s) : Carley, Kathleen M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614264.pdf


Report Date : 05 Nov 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Empirically grounded multi-agent meta-network multi-level simulations were developed, tested, validated and then used to explain and predict socio-cultural outcomes. Virtual experiments employing real and virtual data were conducted examining the impact of group structure and the communication media on the evolution of the group, the culture and the change in sentiment. The Arab Spring was used as a case example. A formal theory of socio-cultural dynamics based on the co-evolution of self and the groups one is a member of was instantiated as multi-level construct. The results indicate that: model re-use for social-network diffusion models is feasible; adding social cognition to a multi-level model improves realism, accuracy of predictions, and decreases memory consumption and improves run-time speed.


Descriptors :   *GROUP DYNAMICS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , CULTURE , INFORMATION PROCESSING , MASS MEDIA , MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE