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Title Social-behavioral modeling for complex systems / editied by Paul K. Davis, Angela O'Mahony, Jonathan Pfautz
Published Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xliii, 947 pages)
Series Stevens Institute series on complex systems and enterprises
Stevens Institute series on complex systems and enterprises.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; List of Contributors; About the Editors; About the Companion Website; Part I Introduction and Agenda; Chapter 1 Understanding and Improving the Human Condition: A Vision of the Future for Social-Behavioral Modeling; Challenges; Challenge One: The Complexity of Human Issues; Challenge Two: Fragmentation; Empirical Observation; Empirical Experiments; Generative Simulation; Unification; Challenge Three: Representations; Challenge Four: Applications of Social-Behavioral Modeling; About This Book; Roadmap for the Book; References
Alternative Atomistic Theories of Individual BehaviorSocial Theories of Individual Behavior; Norms; Descriptive Norms; Norms as Social Expectation; Norms as Moral and Ethical Obligations; The Relationship between Normative and Rationalist Explanations of Behavior; Theories of Interaction; From Individual Behavior to Social Interaction; Social Dilemmas and Collective Decision-Making with Common Interests; Bargaining over Conflicting Interests; Social Interaction and the Dynamics of Beliefs; Social Interaction and the Dynamics of Identity and Culture; From Theory to Data and Data to Models
Chapter 2 Improving Social-Behavioral ModelingAspirations; Vignette 1; Vignette 2; Classes of Challenge; Inherent Challenges; Individual Cognition and Behavior; Social Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS); The Dynamic and Storytelling Character of People and Social Systems; Wicked Problems; Selected Specific Issues and the Need for Changed Practices; Background on Fragmentation of SB Theories; The Nature of Theory; Similarities and Differences; Rebalancing the Portfolio of Models and Methods; Confronting Uncertainty; Combination, Synthesis, and Integration
Families of Multiresolution, Multiperspective ModelsComposability; Connecting Theory with Evidence; Rethinking Model Validity; The Five Dimensions of Model Validity; Assessing a Model's Validity in a Context; Some General Criteria for Validation; Strategy for Moving Ahead; Tightening the Theory-Modeling-Experimentation Research Cycle; Improving Theory and Related Modeling; Social-Behavioral Laboratories; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3 Ethical and Privacy Issues in Social-Behavioral Research; Improved Notice and Choice; Diagnosis; Prescriptions
Usable and Accurate Access ControlDiagnosis; Prescriptions; Anonymization; Diagnosis; Prescriptions; Avoiding Harms by Validating Algorithms and Auditing Use; Diagnosis; Prescriptions; Challenge and Redress; Diagnosis; Prescriptions; Deterrence of Abuse; Diagnosis; Prescriptions; And Finally Thinking Bigger About What Is Possible; References; Part II Foundations of Social-Behavioral Science; Chapter 4 Building on Social Science: Theoretic Foundations for Modelers; Background; Atomistic Theories of Individual Behavior; The Belief-Desire Model; Desires; Beliefs; Cognition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 04, 2019)
Subject Collective behavior -- Simulation methods.
Social psychology -- Data processing.
System analysis.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Paul K., 1943- editor
O'Mahony, Angela, editor
Pfautz, Jonathan, editor
LC no. 2018047389
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