Accession Number:

AD1008390

Title:

A Model of Trust, Moods, and Emotions in Multiagent Systems and its Empirical Evaluation

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Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

North Carolina State University Raleigh United States

Report Date:

2014-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

We study the interplay of moods, emotions, and trust in decision-making contexts characterized by commitments among agents. We develop a general approach representing the relationships among these concepts via a Bayesian network model. Our approach incorporates insights from the literature and provides a computational methodology for identifying improved Bayesian models. Based on observations from an empirical study, we motivate a refined Bayesian model involving the above-mentioned concepts that goes beyond the relationships known in the literature. Our findings include 1 the violation of a commitment affects trust more than its satisfaction 2 goal satisfaction affects mood and emotion more than commitment satisfaction, but the outcome of a commitment affects trust more than the outcome of a goal and 3 an agents prior mood and trust affect whether it satisfies its commitments.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE