Jonathan Gratch: “Modeling the interplay between emotion and decision making”

May 1, 2000 | Orlando, FL

Speaker: Jonathan Gratch
Host: 9th Conference on Computer Generated Forces & Behavioral Representation

Current models of computer-generated forces are limited by their inability to model many of the moderators that influence the performance of real troops in the field such as the effects of stress, emotion, and individual differences. This article discusses an extension to our command and control modeling architecture that begins to address how behavioral moderators influence the command decision-making process. Our Soar-Cfor command architecture was developed under the STOW and ASTT programs to support distributed command and control decision-making in the domain of army aviation planning. We have recently extended this architecture to model how people appraise the emotional significance of events and how these events influence decision making.