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):

Report Date:

2014-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE