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 social cognition

Social cognition

see also: social motivation, social psychology, culture, social computing, online social networking

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  • AAAI Fall Symposium, Socially Intelligent Agents - The Human in the Loop

    • 3-5 November 2000
    • This symposium will address recent technological, methodological and theoretical developments in the field of Socially Intelligent Agents (SIA's), as well as discuss social and cultural issues, and limitations and problems of Socially Intelligent Agents. A focus will be the issue of the 'human-in-the-loop'.

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Starting Points

Journal, magazines, etc.

  • Social Cognition

    • A Journal of Social, Personality, and Developmental Psychology,


  • "User Modeling for Adaptive and Adaptable Software Systems"

    • by Bill Kules, April 19, 2000
    • Universal Usability requires that user interfaces accommodate users with a wide variety of expertise and knowledge. Moreover, individual users' needs and preferences change as they use a software system. Systems that guide the user through an evolutionary learning process or adapt the user interface to the user provide a solution to this challenge. This paper introduces the techniques, highlights several examples of systems that implement them and provides guidelines for practitioners who wish to develop adaptive and adaptable interfaces.
  • ...


  • "Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology"

    • edited by Kerstin Dautenhahn
    • Advances in Consciousness Research Series, 1999.
    • Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology presents state-of-the-art ideas, concepts, architectures and innovative implementations in an interdisciplinary field which links issues of human cognition with social agent technology.
    • available from Amazon
  • "Perspectives on Socially Shared Cognition"

    • edited by Lauren B. Resnick, John M. Levine, Stephanie d Teasley
    • Papers from the 1989 conference held at the U. of Pittsburgh address the social character of motives and task representations; socially constructed rules of reasoning; linguistic tools and social knowledge; the source of cultural knowledge; collaborating at work; and the individual in sociocognitive context.

People and organizations collapse

People and organizations


  • Kerstin Dautenhahn

    • Her research goals are the investigation of social intelligence and individual interactions in groups of autonomous agents, including humans and other animals, software agents and robots.
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Labs, groups

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Projects and systems


  • Augmented social cognition

    • a project from PARC
    • Enhancing the Social Web through Augmented Social Cognition research

    • (Psychologically Augmented Social Interaction Over Networks)
    • IST (reference number 27654 PASION)
    • PASION focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of goal-oriented groups engaged in social (many to many) communication, in mediated environments, with a particular emphasis on large groups in which communications are maintained on a long term basis (e.g. professional communities) creating a social network.


  • Belbin Team Roles

    • According to Belbin, there are eight roles individuals play in a team:
    • Plant (PL), Resource investigator (RI), Co-ordinator (CO), Shaper (SH), Monitor evaluator (ME), Teamworker (TW), Implementer (IM), Completer (CP).

Social Motivation collapse

Social Motivation

see social motivation

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