Human Behavioral Representations with Realistic Personality and Cultural Characteristics
CHI SYSTEMS INC FORT WASHINGTON PA
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The Personality-enabled Architecture for Cognition or PAC is a new technical capability to create human behavioral representations HBRs with pre-defined and specific personality traits and cultural characteristics. This capability meets a current and growing need for human models that exhibit personality and cultural variability. The need arises from multiple sources, but primarily from the increased frequency and complexity of military operations involving coalition forces with great cultural and personality diversity, and the growing trend toward asymmetrical conflicts involving adversaries with poorly understood cultural values, characteristics, and behavior patterns. PAC integrates theory and empirical data from personality psychology, social psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Unlike existing cognitive architectures that attempt to build affective and personality factors as customizations to an underlying formally rational symbolic architecture, PAC uses dimensions of personality, emotion, and culture as foundations for the cognitive process. The structure of PAC allows it to function as a personalityemotional layer that can be used stand-alone or integrated with existing constrainedrationality cognitive architectures. In addition, a set of tools was developed to support the authoring, analysis, and testing of PAC HBRs. Demonstration PAC-HBRs were based on characters from VECTOR, a game-based cultural familiarization trainer.
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