The Effects of Personality in a Social Context

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Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics: Proceedings of the 35 th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2013, pp. 1792 - 1797
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The contextuality of changing attitudes makes them extremely difficult to model. This paper scales up Quantum Decision Theory (QDT) to a social setting, using it to model the manner in which social contexts can interact with the process of low elaboration attitude change. The elements of this extended theory are presented, along with a proof of concept computational implementation in a low dimensional subspace. This model suggests that a society's understanding of social issues will settle down into a static or frozen configuration unless that society consists of a range of individuals with varying personality types and norms.
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